# How to remove the first blank line in tabbing environment?

I put some texts enclosed within tabbing, embedded in fbox and minipage:

\fbox{%
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.48\linewidth}%
\begin{tabbing}
...
...
\end{tabbing}
\end{minipage}}\hfill


Though the first blank line \quad \= \quad \= \quad ... is used to determine the format, its appearance in the paper annoys me a little bit... Is there any way to do not show it in the figure?

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Your \fbox has a spurious space at its left: write in the way I've edited your message. – egreg Aug 13 '11 at 21:11

Use \kill instead of \\ at the end of the first line. \kill causes that this line would not be printed.