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In a former post I learnt how to break an align equation by using the \allowdisplaybreaks command on the preamble.

However, I found the package breqn, which is impressive! So far I've been unable to found a way to allow page-break-equations using dmath environment.

Does anyone know if it is possible? If so... How could I do that?

Interesting references: TUGboat ref. and Manual

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if you are talking about page-breaking what is essentially a single equation (that is, an equation that would be identified by a single equation number), my understanding is that this is equivalent to the amsmath aligned or split, which are not meant to be broken over the end of a page. – barbara beeton Feb 18 '14 at 18:24
@barbarabeeton Your comment is as accurate as it can be! The package was not designed to allow page-breaking of equations. I was hoping that someone could help with a tweak to (say) enhance the package to include this feature! I know it is unlikely, but if anyone can help, it should be around the forum... Isn't it? XD (Note: that I'd like to help, but my programming skills are not as developed as I'd like them to be) – Dox Feb 18 '14 at 18:33
making this feature possible would be more than i'd be inclined to consider a "tweak"; more in the nature of an overhaul, and that only after a thorough consideration of how to treat the single equation number. (there's a subsidiary document that's part of the breqn package on ctan that discusses the problems already encountered in that respect.) – barbara beeton Feb 18 '14 at 20:11

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