### Hypertext Help with LaTeX

# \vspace

`\vspace[*]{length}`

The `\vspace` command adds vertical space. The length of the space can
be expressed in any terms that LaTeX understands, i.e., points,
inches, etc. You can add negative as well as positive space with an
`\vspace` command.

If `\vspace` appears in the middle of a paragraph the space
is added after the line containing it.

LaTeX removes vertical space that comes at the end of a page. If you
don't want LaTeX to remove this space, include the optional *
argument. Then the space is never removed.

See Spaces and Boxes,
Lengths

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Revised: Sheldon Green, 14 May 1995.