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I have defined the following shortcut for some text


Now I would like to use this in some other place but with the linebreaks removed. So is there an easy way to do it (e.g. something like "\remove_linebreaks{\sometext}")?

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

This will change \\ into a space:

  \begingroup\def\\{ }#1\endgroup}

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\\ has an optional star and an optional argument. Something like \def\\{\@ifstar {\@gobbleopt}{\@gobbleopt}}\providecommand*\@gobbleopt[1][]{} would handle these too. – Schweinebacke Nov 23 '11 at 13:56

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