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Homework Help: What's wrong with LaTeX on Physics Forums?

  1. Apr 7, 2007 #1
    I can't get LaTeX to newline on these forums. The following code produces the LaTeX output shown below:

    This\ is\ the\ first\ line \\
    This\ is\ the\ second\ line \\


    [tex]

    This\ is\ the\ first\ line \\
    This\ is\ the\ second\ line \\

    [/tex]

    Isn't "\\" the newline command? Why isn't it working?
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2007
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  3. Apr 7, 2007 #2

    hage567

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    I think it needs to be [/tex] at the end not [\tex]. Just a guess, not sure if that's the problem.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2007 #3
    No, unfortunately that's not the problem. :(
     
  5. Apr 7, 2007 #4

    arildno

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    newline doesn't work at PF (nor does the equation reference system, for that matter)
    You have to make separate tex-lines instead.
     
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