Hypertext Help with LaTeX
The \\ command tells LaTeX to start a new line. It has an optional argument, extra-space, that specifies how much extra vertical space is to be inserted before the next line. This can be a negative amount.
The \\* command is the same as the ordinary \\ command except that it tells LaTeX not to start a new page after the line.
These commands are fragile.
Revised 29 Sep 1995.