Frequently Asked Question List for TeX


There’s a space added after my environment

You’ve written your own environment env, and it works except that a space appears at the start of the first line of typeset text after \end{env}. This doesn’t happen with similar LaTeX-supplied environments.

You could impose the restriction that your users always put a % sign after the environment … but LaTeX environments don’t require that, either.

The LaTeX environments’ “secret” is an internal flag which causes the unwanted spaces to be ignored. Fortunately, you don’t have to use the internal form: since 1996, LaTeX has had a user command \ignorespacesafterend, which sets the internal flag.

FAQ ID: Q-spaftend
Tags: latexmacros