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How to insert spaces between words in latex

  1. Oct 13, 2009 #1
    How do I how to insert spaces between words in latex, not new lines or indentation, I mean just a regular space that one does with spacebar on a word editor. Couldn't find answer on web.
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  3. Oct 13, 2009 #2


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    You're not really supposed to insert your own spaces. LaTeX takes care of the spacing of mathematical symbols automatically.

    If you really do need to insert a space, try the symbol \,

    - Warren
  4. Oct 13, 2009 #3
    Thank you it was surprisingly difficult finding the answer for such a simple thing on the net.
  5. Oct 13, 2009 #4


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    The tilde, ~, works for this, and I believe that the ampersand, &, works as well. These are useful if you want text mixed in with your mathematical formulas.
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