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How do I vertically center the text on a page?

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The memoir document class provides, among a lot of other excellent things, the vplace environment.


This is some text to be centred vertically.

[0.7] is an optional parameter specifying the ratio of space above to space below. The default value is [1].

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This is great! I am using memoir, so I prefer this solution. – Neil G Aug 27 '10 at 7:05
Fantastic! I think we ought to start a memoir fanclub... – Brent.Longborough Aug 27 '10 at 11:49
I haven't tried your code above. But I am not sure your code will produce an exact vertically-centered object since I notice your code does not specify \topskip0pt right before \begin{vplace}[1]. For more details, see… – xport Dec 23 '10 at 2:30
@JoeCorneli Thanks for your suggested edit. I've left the brackets, simply to emphasise that it's an optional parameter, and reworded to clarify the rest. – Brent.Longborough Mar 7 '13 at 9:52
Perhaps the anonymous down-voter would care to share his/her reasons here, so that I, and others, can learn and improve? – Brent.Longborough Oct 19 '14 at 12:37

This is what I found:

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