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The \vspace is unfortunately ignored by LaTeX: The resulting document has no vertical space added between the two lines. Why is that?

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You need to add a) something (e.g., an empty box) before \vfill (assuming \vfill is at the top of the page) b) a paragraph between the first and second line.

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this is what to do, the "why" is that the vspace is not ignored but if you use vspace mid-paragraph it does not force a linebreak, the paragraph breaks as usual and the extra vertical space is added after the current line, in the MWE that would be at the end of the document. – David Carlisle Nov 12 '12 at 14:37

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