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Re: "Can't break line warning"

From: Nate Bargmann
Subject: Re: "Can't break line warning"
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 11:30:34 -0500

* On 2021 15 Aug 08:59 -0500, Tadziu Hoffmann wrote:
> > The horizontal line output by the \l escape is 6 inches, the same as the
> > declared line length.
> > troff: warning [p 1, 0.5i]: can't break line
> You have a tab after the "\l'6i'", which counts as part of the
> line.  Remove it, and the error disappears.

That was such a fundamental error on my part that it's embarrassing!
Reminder to self--in roff, spaces on text input lines are signficant;
this isn't C...

Taking your advice I added the .br request following the line.  In
addition I moved the comment to a line of its own preceding the
horizontal rule request to look like this now:

.\" Letterhead
\s+5World Reknowned Corporation\s0
.\" Horizontal line @ 6 inches
.tl '''\u\s-24927 33\*[SUP]rd\*[SUPX] Street, Megalopolis, KS 67999\s0'
.sp 3

And the warning has been quelled and the letterhead is as desired.
Thanks, Tadziu!

- Nate


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