`\hspace[*]{len}`

The `\hspace` command adds horizontal space. The length of the space
`len`
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
`\hspace` command. Adding negative space is like backspacing.

LaTeX removes horizontal space that comes at the end of a line. 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 by Sheldon Green, agxsg@giss.nasa.gov, 10 May 1995.