# Latex Question

1. Oct 6, 2005

### andrevdh

What is the formatters for beginning a new line in Latex? According to the notes two backshlashes "\\" should do the trick.

2. Oct 6, 2005

### honestrosewater

Yes, but it's never worked for me either.
$$\mbox{I just}$$
$$\mbox{do this.}$$

3. Oct 6, 2005

### TD

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

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

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}

4. Oct 6, 2005

### amcavoy

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

5. Oct 7, 2005

### andrevdh

Thank you,
I found the answer on the Latex examples page:
\begin{align*}Line\ one\\Line\ two\end{align*}

Last edited: Oct 7, 2005