[texhax] What can I about \\ added at par ends?
millstadtf at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 23:03:32 CET 2013
Most text editors have global search and replace. I would recommend replacing \\<two newlines> with <two newlines>. This is probably the only option.
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On Mar 22, 2013, at 2:25 PM, Michael Barr <barr at math.mcgill.ca> wrote:
> I have an ms that is to be published in the online journal I do the tex editing for. For reasons I don't want to go into, I cannot ask him to revise it; it was put into tex by a grad student, not by the author. The grad student ended every paragraph with \\ followed by a blank line. You can see the effect from this simple file:
> This is a test of what \\
> does to add to parskip\\
> and again
> And here it is without the\\
> There are 1063 instances of \\ in the file and probably several dozen are actually appropriate, maybe a 100. (This ms compiles to 170 pages.) I am not about to go through it and take out the ones that shouldn't be there. One thing I tried was \parskip -5pt. This helped but are a few instances where the student "forgot" to add the \\. So is there any way to nullify the effect of \\ when it is followed by a blank line (or, presumably, a \par) but still has the correct effect otherwise?
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