If you have ever tried to print something like ... in LateX text mode, you may have noticed that the spacing is slightly off: there is too much spacing after the dots. This extra spacing is there for cases in which you want to put another dot, a comma, a semicolon, or similar, right after the ellipsis, and you want all four bits of punctuation to be evenly spaced. In such cases, you probably want the extra space, but in others you do not.
Ellipsis.sty is a package that attempts to solve this problem by only adding the extra space in cases where the ellipsis is followed immediately by a punctuation character that should be spaced evenly with respect to the internal spacing between the three dots of the ellipsis. The package is described on p.~82 of the second edition of The LaTeX Companion.
Get the package from CTAN.
Alternatively, run latex on ellipsis.ins to generate the ellipsis.sty file, and then run latex on ellipsis.dtx to generate the documentation. Put the file ellipsis.sty where LaTeX will find it, and refresh TeX's list of available files.
See the PDF file for full documentation.
Peter Heslin email@example.com
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ellipsis – Fix uneven spacing around ellipses in LaTeX text mode
This is a simple package that fixes a problem in the way LaTeX handles ellipses: it always puts a tiny bit more space after \dots in text mode than before it, which results in the ellipsis being off-center when used between two words.
|Licenses||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Maintainer||Peter J. Heslin|
|Contained in||TeX Live as ellipsis|
MiKTeX as ellipsis