when i compile my beamer , it says that There's no line here to end. \end{frame} what does that mean? But the strange is when i delete the \\~ after every \item , it works right. But i want to start every item in every other line. who can explain the reason of error? And are there any other ways to start every item in every other line? thanks

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    use of \\ outside a tabular or math alignment is almost always wrong. If you want to start a new paragraph just leave a blank line in the source. Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 9:39
  • @DavidCarlisle;you've mistaken me, i want to start every other line. Leaving a blank just start from a newline
    – Nax
    Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 9:43
  • It inserts a vertical space \parskip (which may be set to 0pt, or not, depending) \\\mbox{} probably makes a blank line and stops the warning, but it is always the wrong markup. Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 9:45
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    Please, make a minimal example
    – egreg
    Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 9:45

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You can modify the \itemsep length within the itemize environment but you better listen David Carlisle's advice. \\ is almost always does the wrong thing while you might have the innocent skip a line please. In a list, there is no next line but spacing between items. You can choose what that space should look like for your own taste but be aware that this is a habit introduced by Powerpoint.

    \item One item
    \item Two items
    \item Three items

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