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Latex Question

  1. Oct 6, 2005 #1

    andrevdh

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    What is the formatters for beginning a new line in Latex? According to the notes two backshlashes "\\" should do the trick.
     
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  3. Oct 6, 2005 #2

    honestrosewater

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    Yes, but it's never worked for me either.
    [tex]\mbox{I just}[/tex]
    [tex]\mbox{do this.}[/tex]
     
  4. Oct 6, 2005 #3

    TD

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    It works if you put it in an array. Then a double back-slash gives a new line.

    [tex]
    \begin{array}{l}
    x = y \\
    a^2 = b^2 \\
    \mathop {\lim }\limits_{\delta x \to 0} \frac{{\delta y}}{{\delta x}} \\
    \end{array}
    [/tex]

    Code (Text):

    \begin{array}{l}
     x = y \\
     a^2  = b^2  \\
     \mathop {\lim }\limits_{\delta x \to 0} \frac{{\delta y}}{{\delta x}} \\
     \end{array}
     
     
  5. Oct 6, 2005 #4
    The only time that has worked for me is when I am actually writing to a TeX file (that will be made into a PS or PDF document).

    Alex
     
  6. Oct 7, 2005 #5

    andrevdh

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    Thank you,
    I found the answer on the Latex examples page:
    [tex]\begin{align*}Line\ one\\Line\ two\end{align*}[/tex]
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2005
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