Hypertext Help with LaTeX

In normal text

Produces an acute accent on the following character.

In the tabbing environment

The \' command moves everything that you have typed so far in the current column , everything starting from the most recent \>, \<, \', \\, or \kill command, to the right of the previous column, flush against the current column's tab stop.
See also Environments, tabbing
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Revised: Sheldon Green, 1 May 1995.