Hypertext Help with LaTeX
The \mbox command creates a box just wide enough to hold the text in its argument. The text in the box is in LR mode which prevents it from being broken across lines.
The \makebox command is similar except that it allows you to specify a width which is not necessarily the natural width of the text and also to specify the placement within the box.
The \mbox command is robust.
Revised 8 Aug 1995.