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Is there a way to compute the remaining space on the current page and issue an optional command?

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See the needspace package. It might do what you need, or at least give inspiration for whatever it is you're trying to do :-) Namely, the \pagegoal and \pagetotal registers should help.

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Thanks, exactly what I needed! –  Yiannis Lazarides Oct 12 '10 at 16:19
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In ConTeXt, \testpage[n] checks if there is enough space for n lines.

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Thanks! I think it is high time I start migrating to ConTeXt it seems to be the answer to a lot of difficult issues. –  Yiannis Lazarides Oct 13 '10 at 12:56
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