[texhax] XeLaTeX: Extra vertical space in tabbing environment with \kill?

Peter Davis pfd at pfdstudio.com
Fri Apr 8 21:50:54 CEST 2011

I'm trying to set up some business cards, and running into a tabbing
environment behavior I don't understand.

I use a line made up of \hspace and \= to define the tab position, ending
the line with \kill (Kopka & Daly, Guide to LaTeX, 4th ed., pp. 102), but
when I generate output, the top line of the tabbed text is about a line and
a half lower than the top line of an adjacent paragraph.  I'm using textpos
to position blocks of text.

The example below has a block on the left with a simple paragraph, and a
block containing a tabbed environment on the right.  I don't understand why
the lines don't ... uh, line up.

Any help greatly appreciated!!



This is several lines of text on the left side of the card.  The lines
should align with the tabbed environment on the right.

\hspace*{47bp} \= \kill
{248.358.4420}\> {office}\\
{123.456.7891}\> {direct}\\
{123.456.7892}\> {cell}\\
{248.358.1969}\> {fax}


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