# twoside introduces incorrect linespacing at end of section

I have:

``````\documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{report}
``````

with no special customisation.

In one page, at the end of a section, I have a big figure with two paragraphs of text below it, and these two paragraphs are not enough to fill up the rest of the page.

When I use the `\documentclass` as above I get some extra white space at the end of the page, which is fine: the vertical spacing from the figure caption and between the two paragraphs is standard and correct.

But if I switch to:

``````\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside]{report}
``````

I get extra blank space between the figure caption and the 1st paragraph and also between the 1st and 2nd paragraph.

I want to use `twoside` to set the headings with `fancyhdr`. How can I get rid of these ugly white spaces?

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When you use `twoside` you get `flushbuttom` as standard. Try using the command `\raggedbottom` in your preamble.

Also, I suggest using the package `footmisc` with the option `bottom` if you have footnotes in your document. Put the line

``````\usepackage[bottom]{footmisc}
``````

in you preamble and the footnotes lines up at the bottom of the page.

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thanks! worked as you said – Isi Jul 8 '12 at 13:02
As the question is not about `footmisc`, I removed the respective tag. – lockstep Jul 8 '12 at 13:16
@lockstep I disagree. An annoying side effect of `\raggedbottom` is the various high of the footnotes. In my opinion, when we recommend `\raggedbottom`, we should mention that side effect and how to avoid it. So, the tag is informative and should not be deleted. When I click on a tag, I assume to see all references, both in the question and in the answer. If this is not the ‘policy’, I suggest a change. – Sveinung Jul 8 '12 at 13:59
In that case, read meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1931/… for starters. – lockstep Jul 8 '12 at 14:19
@lockstep I cannot see any authoritative conclusion or reference in that tread authorising anybody to delete others re-tagging. Enough said. – Sveinung Jul 8 '12 at 21:38