[OS X TeX] Didnt able to understand this messege in Console window

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Wed Oct 14 16:46:40 EDT 2009

Hello Aki.

On 15/10/2009, at 6:50 AM, HELL BOY wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using latex from last few months now, I always get this messege
> "Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 293--294"
> I always ignore this, I am just curious to know the meaning of this  
> messege.

Someone else has given a technical answer.

In practice it usually means that you have used  \\  incorrectly.

     some words forming a sentence\\

     Next paragraph starting here, .....

The \\ here is completely redundant before the blank line which is what
actually ends the paragraph, and TeX complains with the "badness"  

It can also happen when you use \\ immediately prior to \end{tabular}
or other alignment environment.

> Thanks
> Aki

Hope this helps,


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