In my answer to this question I wanted to break the lines to improve readability and indent some of the lines. The only way I could find to indent the lines was to use \quad Hitting one return doesn't cause a line break in the displayed text, just in the edit window. When I hit two returns, I get a double space. I also tried putting \ in my $\LaTeX$ but as I wasn't in display mode it didn't work. How do I get single returns and indents?


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The best thing I can think of
    is to end the preceding line with two whitespaces
       (which creates a single line break)
          and copy-paste several   at the beginning of next line.

(Turns out this is same method as in the link Martin posted.)

  • $\begingroup$ I tried the two spaces. It works great. $\endgroup$ May 8, 2013 at 17:28
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    $\begingroup$ @RossMillikan Next stage: writing all answers as properly indented haiku. $\endgroup$
    – 75064
    May 8, 2013 at 17:33

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