[OS X TeX] macros with \

Piet van Oostrum piet at cs.uu.nl
Tue Jan 18 09:21:06 EST 2005

>>>>> Curtis Clifton <curt.clifton at mac.com> (CC) wrote:

CC> On Jan 17, 2005, at 10:29 PM, John Burt wrote:
>> I'm trying something that should be simple, and in fact it's something I
>> used to do all the time in version 7. I just want to make a macro to
>> insert a LaTeX command into the text. I find that the macro keeps
>> interpreting the \ character as something else. How do I get \ into a
>> macro?

CC> About to call it a night, so I'm just guessing here.  But try putting two
CC> backslashes like you would in a grep string.

That certainly won't work. I suppose the OP wants to print a backslash (the
question is not very clear). a backslash can be printed with \textbackslash
or $\backslash$ (the latter is for math mode).
Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl>
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