I have a newcommand defining a special paragraph (it's for a cheatsheet document):


I'm using it in the document in the following way:

\command{A}{Desc A}
\command{B}{Desc B}
\command{C}{Desc C}

Other section of my doc.

This code generates me a warning on line with \command{C}:

Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines <n>--<m>

I understand it's because this line is followed by a blank line.

So one solution I found to avoid this warning is to change my definition to:


(without the new line). And use it the following way:

\command{A}{Desc A}\\
\command{B}{Desc B}\\
\command{C}{Desc C}

Other section of my doc.

But I find it's not super clean, is it a way to do it automatically?

In fact, I want \command to act like a paragraph.

  • 1
    If you want it to act like a paragraph, finish the definition of \command with \par instead of \\. That is a better way for many reasons, one of which is the behavior you cite. May 30, 2017 at 10:31
  • A common mistake for new users is to micromanage LaTeX with the wanton use of \\. Outside of tabular and aligning applications, \\ should be used sparingly if at all. Generally, there is a proper LaTeX way to do what one is trying to otherwise accomplish with a \\. So, anytime you get the urge to insert a \\, ask yourself, what am I really trying to accomplish at this location in the document? And look for a better way. May 30, 2017 at 10:39


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