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Quote Marks.
The single quote mark key produces a closing `9' quotation mark. For an opening `6' quotation mark, use the backquote character (upper left somewhere on most keyboards). For double quotes, type two single quote or backquote characters. (The double quote mark character is unsuitable and is not normally used in ordinary text.)

Line Breaks.
Can be forced by the use of two backslash characters, as in \\ . It is mainly used with the tabular environment, to separate fields in a \title or \author block, and for setting poetry! Otherwise, only use with great care-if at all.

Page Breaks.
These can be forced by using the \newpage command, but as with line breaks, use sparingly if at all.

Reserved Characters.
The following ten characters have special roles and cannot be included directly in normal text:

        # $ % & ~ _ ^ \ { }
All of them, bar ~ ^ \ can be included in text by quoting them with a preceding backslash character \. As an example, we use \& to produce the &character.

Accents &Special Characters.
These can be produced by using the large range of character commands provided in . For details see the manual [Lamport86], Chapter 3. There is a large range of mathematical symbols, accents, and special characters such as £which is produced by \pounds.

Extra spacing.
On occasion, we need a little extra space between words or characters (an example might be where the last letter of a word in italics would `collide' with a closing parenthesis character). The use of the character pair \/ directs to leave a little extra space on such occasions. As a general rule though, leave spacing to to organise.

The `minus' character - prints as a short hyphen. For a longer dash, as in `pp21-29' use two dash characters, as in 21--29. For a punctuation dash-you should use three as in ---.

Using the \includeonly command not only ensures that the size of the .dvi file is reduced, it also speeds up the processing time used by . As your file gets larger, this becomes a more significant benefit! Insert the \includeonly command after the initial line of the root document.

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