In LaTeX one can use ~ to produce a non-breaking space. Is there an analogue in org-mode?

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    do you mean for exporting to latex? like here Oct 1, 2018 at 12:38
  • also just found this answer by @Andrew Swann . Insert a nbsp with C-q 240 Oct 1, 2018 at 12:45
  • I'm curious why you want to do this?
    – hrkrshnn
    Oct 1, 2018 at 15:28
  • I'm exporting a document to LaTeX, and the calling of a reference break at the end of line... interpret the following "... as shown in Ref. [3]" -> "... as shown in Ref. \n [3]". But "... as shown in Ref.\nbsp[3]" -> "... as shown in \n Ref. [3]". i.e. it forces the word Ref. to stay together with the calling [3].
    – Dox
    Oct 1, 2018 at 15:59

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I ran across this problem myself while writing up some reports. Beyond the answer provided by @Andrew Swann (and mentioned by @manandearth above), according to the manual (https://orgmode.org/manual/Special-Symbols.html), you can insert a non-breaking-space using the \nbsp{} LaTeX command.

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