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## Newline within Latex/Katex editing mode

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Is there a way to enter a newline within the Latex/Katex editor? (I mean, in the Latex code displayed between $$terminators.) The behavior of the [Enter] key is to render the current Latex code as math. I was hoping [Shift-Enter] would instead insert a newline into the Latex code itself. This is useful, e.g., when dealing with multi-line environments described at the Katex page. Thank you. Tags (3) 4 Replies Highlighted ## Re: Newline within Latex/Katex editing mode Super User Hi, in case you want to implement the Katex multi-line examples, it should be fine in Paper. Just write the whole code inside$$. For example, you want to implement the matrix, you should write:

$$\begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ c & d \end{matrix}$$

In case you want to just want a line break, you may use separate lines with separate equation.

## Re: Newline within Latex/Katex editing mode

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Hi Elixir, thanks for your response.

Yes, I am aware that "\\" will insert a newline in the rendered math. I am asking to insert newlines in the Latex code itself. That is, I want to be able to type:

$$\begin{matrix} a & b \\ c & d \end{matrix}$$

$$\begin{matrix} a & b \\ c & d \end{matrix}$$

For this simple example it doesn't matter much, but for very long math expressions it makes a big difference. I was hoping I could insert newlines with [Shift-Enter].

## Re: Newline within Latex/Katex editing mode

Super User

Sorry, I misunderstood. I guess that is not currently possible in Paper. One thing I can suggest: you type the equation in a comment next to the equation line. And always edit there, when you are done. Please copy/paste the whole code inside the  in paper document. I know it is not perfect, but worth for the redability of a very long equation.

## Re: Newline within Latex/Katex editing mode

Dropboxer

Thanks for using Paper and welcome to our Community @kbarros!

As we collect and track all feedback requests to inform ongoing development of Paper I've gone ahead and put your request on our list. It would indeed be helpful to insert new lines while using LaTeX  with a shortcut like [Shift+Enter] as you mentioned!

Thanks again for your thoughts and comments on this - I'll make sure to pass your suggestions to the team.

Cheers!

Walter
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