# [texhax] Computing space added by "\begin" statement

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Oct 21 13:17:13 CEST 2015

Vertical space or horizontal space ?

Gerard E. Seibert wrote:

> Try as I might, I cannot find out a definitive answer to this. When I use a
>
> \begin{WHATEVER}
> BLA BLA BLA
> \end{WHATEVER}
>
> It adds some space before the "begin" and after the "end" statement. My
> question is how can I compute exactly how much space that is and is it
> possible to set it to a specific value.