I can't get LaTeX to generate index entry for newline \n. I tried \index{"\\n"} and \index{"\n"} and \index{\n} and \index{\\n}. None of these seem to work.

I am getting errors like:

! LaTeX Error: There's no line here to end.

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l.14   \item \\n
                |hyperpage, 19

Anyone knows?

  • I am struggling to understand why you would need this. Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 5:02

1 Answer 1


If you want it alphabetized under symbols use


If you want it alphabetized under "n", use


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