I want to define a command that makes vertical space like \\[30pt] variable. I want to define the string between the brackets so that it is variable like 20pt or 1.5cm. Thus I would be able to define my desired vertical space just once.

  • Can you please explain better what's your aim? – egreg Jan 12 '16 at 20:33
  • @Werner It seems that `\` gives you double backlash while I have got a single one. What I am doing wrong? – Przemysław Scherwentke Jan 12 '16 at 21:12
  • @PrzemysławScherwentke: See this comment. You need <bt><bt>\\<bt><bt> (where <bt>=`). – Werner Jan 12 '16 at 21:14
  • @Werner Thank you! Curiosities of MathJax conquer me from time to time. – Przemysław Scherwentke Jan 13 '16 at 16:41

As far as I understand you want something like




It will be used in vertical mode, e.g. \myspace in the paragraph will move the next line of this paragraph.

  • Thanks for the suggestion. However \[30pt] does two things: new line and vertical space. Is it possible to combine them in a way as you suggested? – Aymen Jan 12 '16 at 21:01
  • Yes, it is possible, but using \` (Double backlash. How to obtain it in a comment?!) to obtain a new line outside special envirenments, e.g. tabular is a bad idea. If you want to use your vertical space in a tabular-like environment, you can simply define, say, \def\1{\\[30pt]} and use \1 instead of `\`. – Przemysław Scherwentke Jan 12 '16 at 21:07
  • Use “double backquote, double backslash, double backquote”: \\ – egreg Jan 12 '16 at 23:00
  • @egreg Thank you! I will remember it now, I hope. – Przemysław Scherwentke Jan 13 '16 at 16:41

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