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I've a problem with my table of contents in LaTeX. For some reason it uses the entire page area. The problem is illustrated here:


Anyone knows a solution to this, so that the second content page uses the same spacing as the first?

Maybe I should point out that I'm using

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. – David Carlisle May 31 '12 at 9:42
It looks like you're using a KoMaScript class (scrbook, perhaps), which has its own method for setting the parskip. – egreg May 31 '12 at 10:29
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Had the same problem with the second page of toc getting stretched out over the page. What solved it for me was simply adding \newpage:


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Maybe you had some \pagebreak command after \tableofcontents? That would explain the behavior with the scrbook class. If you need to force a page break because you have something like a dedication page, use \cleardoublepage.

It looks like you're using the scrbook class for your document. In this case you shouldn't use the parskip package, but add to the class the corresponding option. Typesetting this mock document doesn't show your problem.



Dedicated to my cat


The same (without \frontmatter and \mainmatter) if you're using scrreprt instead.

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In documents with the layout "twoside" (like yours) KOMAscript uses \flushbottom. Maybe you can try:

{% Begin a group
}%end of the group

But that's just a long shot in the dark, maybe you should provide your preamble here.

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