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The top margin of the 1st page of TOC and its continued page is not consistent. The same thing happens to Summary, List of Tables and List of Abbreviations.

I use a thesis template. The template can be download here: http://www.math.uic.edu/graduate/current/uicthesi

I think the uicthesi.cls file corresponds format parameters. I copy and paste the part that I think for this issue below. But no matter how I fix, the continued page of TOC (and summary, and List of Tables) still looks much higher than its 1st page.

Any comments are much appreciated!

   \typeout{TABLE OF CONTENTS.}
        \hbox to \textwidth{\bfseries\large\hfil TABLE OF CONTENTS
           (Continued) \hfil}
        \hbox to \textwidth{\bfseries\normalsize

   \@makeschapterhead{TABLE OF CONTENTS}
   \hbox to \textwidth{\bfseries\underbar{CHAPTER}
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\def\@makeprelimhead{ \def\headmark{\vbox{ \hbox to \textwidth{\bfseries\large\hfil\section@mark{} (Continued) \hfil}}} \pagestyle{continued} \thispagestyle{pageonbottom} \@makeschapterhead{\section@mark} \par} – fei Sep 21 '12 at 22:36
Above macro is defined for summary, table of abbreviations. I think it is this macro makes their continued page with less top margin. – fei Sep 21 '12 at 22:39

Because you gave us no MWE I checked the given link and found there a test file uictest.tex. I added package showframe and compiled it.

There are 12 errors with my MiKTeX 2.9 (problems with table and figure), but I got an resulting pdf file. There I can't see different top margins as you said.

The class is very old (1996/01/31 v1.2), gives a lot of errors and warnings with the official test page and should therefore be rewritten ... Please write a bug report to the supporting people for this template.

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