Usually will take care of spacing things on the page
correctly. For instance, it puts in a little extra space around
Theorems to separate them from the text.
However, you may occasionally want to make a space yourself
in order, for example, to leave room to paste in a figure (the good
To do this, use the command
It takes an argument
directly following the ``p'' (without an intervening space).
...the following diagram. \vskip100ptputs 100 points of space between the line ending at ``diagram'' and the next block of text. The argument could also have been in inches, e.g.
If you try to skip more space than there is left at the bottom
of the page it will just skip to the bottom of the page. To add space at the
beginning of a page, use
\vglue instead of
There are some other commands which affect the spacing of text.
Again, you will usually not need to use these, since will
take care of spacing things properly.
\newpageskips to a new page.
\newlineskips to next line.
\linebreak: This is best explained by example:
...This is the end of the line. \linebreak This is where I want to start the next line.generates the text:
\newlineinstead to let the line end at its natural point.