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I have a weird LaTeX error here. It seems as if the newline (\\) command is the culprit of a compilation error. The error shows up at the ending line of the .tex document: the \end{document} line, stating that this line has the undefined control sequence.

This code, though, is actually what causes the error. This will compile (formatted incorrectly):

\defn{Method of Moments Estimator (MOME)}{a} 
Properties of MOME:

But this won't compile (formatted correctly):

\defn{Method of Moments Estimator (MOME)}{a} \\
Properties of MOME:

The only difference is the \\ at the end of the line. I have no idea why this should not work. For reference, this is the \defn command that I made:

\textit{\textbf{Definition }}

And the \tab command:

\newcommand{\tab}{\text{    } \text{    } \text{    }}

I would greatly appreciate any help on this matter. Thank you to all who contribute.

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closed as too localized by egreg, Lev Bishop, Caramdir, lockstep, Gonzalo Medina Aug 7 '11 at 22:42

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. – Martin Scharrer Jul 11 '11 at 22:21
Both compile for me. (side note, you should use \hspace to add horizontal space). – Caramdir Aug 7 '11 at 22:36