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Line endings

The command \\, which is used to indicate a line-end in various places, is now a robust command when used within arguments such as section titles.

Also, because it is often necessary to distinguish which type of line is to be ended, we have introduced the following new command; it has the same argument syntax as that of \\.

\tabularnewline [<vertical-space>]

One example of its use is when the text in the last column of a tabular environment is set with \raggedright; then \tabularnewline can be used to indicate the end of a row of the tabular, whilst \\ will indicate the end of a line of text in a paragraph within the column. This command can be used in the array environment as well as tabular, and also the extended versions of these environments offered by the array and longtable packages in the tools collection.

Rainer Schoepf
Thu Jul 31 16:46:28 MEST 1997