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Time for action – using differently spaced dots

We shall typeset a short text containing periods to see the default behavior. Afterwards, we will create an example where LaTeX's automation fails; we shall see how to correct it. We will learn how to simplify all this spacing using a different style.

1. Create a new document in TeXworks:
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\TeX\ was designed by Donald E. Knuth.
It has become a de facto standard in mathematics.
\end{document}
2. Typeset to see the output:
3. Now add a paragraph break followed by this line:
Look at the spacing etc. in LaTeX. See it?
4. Check out the spacing after the two periods in the output:

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