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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Time for action – comparing dots to ellipsis

We will write an ellipsis in two ways: firstly by simply writing dots, secondly by using a dedicated command. Let's compare!

  1. Create a new document in TeXworks:
    \documentclass{article}
    \begin{document}
    Here are three dots... compare them to the ellipsis\ldots
    \end{document}
  2. Check out the difference:
    Time for action – comparing dots to ellipsis

What just happened?

We used the command \ldots to print out an ellipsis—three consecutive dots with a wider spacing. Such dots may indicate a pause, an unfinished thought, or an omitted word. When we just accumulated dots, they were typeset tightly together. However, it's common to print those dots wider.

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