# What's wrong with LaTeX on Physics Forums?

WolfOfTheSteps
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 \\

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

Isn't "\\" the newline command? Why isn't it working?

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Homework Helper
I think it needs to be [/tex] at the end not [\tex]. Just a guess, not sure if that's the problem.

WolfOfTheSteps
No, unfortunately that's not the problem. :(