{page-breaking} is about how (La)TeX breaks pages (and, in multi-column documents, columns) and how page/column breaking can be influenced.

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Paragraph breaks with asterisks

In many books—mostly novels—often some paragraphs will have a blank line between them to indicate a sort of 'pause' in the narration. If one of these blank lines appears at the top or bottom of the ...
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Tikz - How to overlay Decorations over longtable

I asked similar question here Colored Curly Brackets spanning across multiple pages but may be I did not provide enough detail. On its own the solution works great. I have about 32 longtables in my ...
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Syncing text on bilingual pages

This is quite a technically involved question. Of which the essence is how XeLaTeX handles page-breaking. I need to produce a bilingual book. With one language on the left hand side page and another ...
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Algorithm over two pages, with itemized lists

I am trying to split an algorithm over two pages. This has already been addressed before, with the closest result being this question. However, I have a wrinkle - I need the algorithm to have two ...
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How can I prevent page break between lines of a paragraph or bibliography entry?

My university's thesis guidelines require that each bibliographic entry appear in whole on a single page, rather than being split across two. How can I prevent (La)TeX breaking a paragraph across a ...
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How to disable pagebreak on \hline in longtable?

How to disable pagebreak on \hline in longtable? This is an example illustrating my problem: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside]{letter} \usepackage{longtable} \begin{document} \begin{longtable}{...
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Re-displaying section headings after page-breaks

I'd like to automatically repeat section headings after a page break. My naive attempt at doing this is to check the page counter and print the extra text whenever the counter increments: \newcounter{...
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Is it possible to pagebreak aligned equations?

The report I'm writting features a lot of long, multiple lines equations. To reduce visual polution I've been using an aligned environment nested inside equation. This way (unlike just using an align ...
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Typesetting limitations of LaTeX

What are the typesetting limitations of LaTeX? In other words what are the things that desktop publishing and word processing programs do better than LaTeX? I am not really interested in things that ...
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How to prevent lstlisting from splitting code between pages?

Is it possible to prevent lstlisting from splitting a code between pages if it does not fit on one page? Instead splitting I would like to have the code on the next page. I tried to put all ...
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Splitting subfigures across multiple pages — but programmatically!

I am using the subfig package to make many subfloats in a figure environment. It works well, as long as you realize that it tracks the whitespaces within the float environment. It also has an option ...
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Is LaTeX intended for unattended typesetting?

With markup converters like Pandoc, it has now become possible to generate LaTeX documents without ever touching any LaTeX code. However, obtaining aesthetic page breaks for slightly complex ...
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minted truncates the code if it doesn't fit into one page

minted works well when the code snippet is short, or fit into one page. The problem occurs when I pasted a code snippet with several hundred lines. Sometimes it processed but the output was truncated; ...
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When do I need invoke \clearpage manually?

I am not sure whether invoking \clearpage is necessary or redundant at many places in my input .tex files. Here I will ask you, in what condition is invoking \clearpage necessary? I hope I get a ...
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How to make longtable respect \nopagebreak in the beginning?

For the book I am typesetting now I need a table environment with the following abilities: Span over multiple pages; Allow \nopagebreak between two lines Do not ignore \nopagebreak before the ...
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How to show a hint when lstlisting is breaking page?

I use inline lstlisting-blocks with caption. I have several listings that are running over more than one page or starting at the end of a page. Now I want to place a hint for the readers, that the ...
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prevent “action” if top of page

I have a manual list of stuff that are sometimes separated by an hrule(or my own custom ruler) for visual purposes. Sometimes the hrule ends at the top or bottom of a page which makes it useless. Is ...
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How to keep Heading together with text?

I use a very custom style (not mine) and very frequently I get a heading on the bottom of a page and the next paragraph on the top of the next page. Sometimes this paragraph may be a list or similar. ...
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Column break only if within first column of multicol

Background Creating books automatically using LaTeX-escaped user-generated content. Problem The book layouts make use of the multi-column package, with the book content separated into sections. If ...
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How can I force bibliography items not to be split across pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent page break between lines of a paragraph or bibliography entry? \documentclass{mwrep} \usepackage[nodisplayskipstretch]{setspace} \setstretch{1.9} \begin{...
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Theorem decorations that stay with theorem environment

I am typesetting a document using the memoir documentclass. Currently, my theorems have the following definition (using macros provided by the ntheorem package): % THEOREMS \theoremheaderfont{\...
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How to start new chapters on the right hand side

I use the report document class, and I would like that chapters always start on the right hand side, anyone an idea how this could be easily done?
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Boxed text between pages

I've made boxed text into a manuscript using tikz by following the example in texamples, it works like a charm as long as the box is short enough to fit into a page. \documentclass{article} \...
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Left-hand vertical rule applied to flalign environment with automatic pagebreak

I am referring to the coderule environment (see Override \centering to left justify an image) presented earlier by @TH as answer to the following question: Override \centering to left justify an image ...
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ConTeXt: Wrapped text misbehaves at page breaks

On this site, a solution for text wrapping based on descriptions in Pandoc-generated ConTeXt documents was previously formulated. Although satisfactory for a one-page minimum working example, the then ...
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Custom alignment of columns in align environment

I need to typeset two columns of equations, each row typeset with an equation number to the right as with an ordinary equation. The first column must be centered, and the second column must be left-...
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Bottom frame of listing appears on top of the next page

As the title says. I use, among other things, the following in my lstset: framerule=1pt, frame=tblr Some places a page break happens in the middle of my \lstlisting. Fine. But sometimes the whole ...
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Shaded theorems (thmtools) spanning pages

When the thmtools package is used to create theorem environments with a shaded background, it does not allow separate theorems to span more than one page. This is a rather severe problem if the ...
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Breaking table of contents between frames in beamer

I've got a rather long table of contents for my presentation in beamer, and it doesn't fit on one frame. I know I can provide a table of contents per section, or to manually break it between sections ...
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Table of content only on right-side pages

Is there any way I can force all the pages of table of contents (and its family) to be printed only on the right side ? Presently I am having it as : \phantomsection \tableofcontents \addtocontents{...
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Longtable does not break correctly when used with \specialrule instead of \hline

I'm writing an application that generate latex code, therefore the solution must be the most generic possible to ensure that it will generate clean pdf all the time. I would like to let my users ...
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parameter description with long descriptions and long lists — possibility of page break?

I have a series of equations with following parameter description. Some of those descriptions are relatively long, meaning that I nead a line break. I use so far table, and to accomodate the long ...
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How do I split a forest tree into two trees with proper vertical alignment?

\documentclass[oneside,12pt]{article} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{enumitem} \setlist[enumerate,1]...
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Conditioning behaviour of a macro on whether on top of a new page

Is there a way to find out, whether the currently typeset material will go to top of a page? I am trying to write a macro which, when invoked, typesets a horizontal divider to separate the subsequent ...
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How to make a list of unbreakable items?

In continuation of this question, I tried to make a list of items each consisting of unbreakable text. This can be done manually using minipage: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{...
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Splitting a float with code listings

Using the floats and listings packages, I have defined a float for code listings and a shortcut for using it as follows: \usepackage{floats} \usepackage{listings} \newfloat{program}{tbphH}{lop}[...
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How do I force a column-break in a two-column document?

Similar to How do I force a column-break in a multi-column page? I want to force a column-break in a two-column document. \columnbreak seems to be undefined without the multicol package.
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What are 'pagebreak hints'?

The FAQ refers to "pagebreak hints". I can't find any mention of these by searching (for "[page-breaking] hints" and various other things). What are pagebreak hints and how does one use them?
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Change page layout after first page

currently I'm trying to prepare a letter head with XeLaTeX. The first page of the letter should have a sidebar on the right. For this sidebar, the text width should be shrinked to approx. 80% of its ...
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Minipage that allows page breaks?

Is there a minipage-like environment that allows pagebreaks? Everything I can find is about avoiding page breaks (which minipage does well) but I want to indent a whole section, which is convenient to ...
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Insert a blank page after current page

I want to insert a blank page in a document so that the text would be added to the content of the current page till it reaches end of the page, the next page would be empty, and the text continue from ...
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multicols not wrapping to 2nd column properly?

This question led to a new feature in a package: multicol I am having problem with multicol package, I created a sample demo to show it. When I put 3 minipages of certain height in the multicol ...
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Pseudo code to be spread over multiple pages?

I am writing pseudo code in the algorithmic environment. It is quite long and doesn't fit on one single page. Instead of it continuing on the next page, it is cut off. I tried inserting it into a ...
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Remove pagebreak after a chapter (Only for one chapter!)

I am using the report style. I have a conclusion chapter and an acknowledgement chapter. I want to bind them together as they are both very short. I want to remove the Pagebreak after conclusion but ...
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Automatic way to break narrow tables into two columns?

Is there an easy way to break long narrow tables into two (or possibly more) columns (i.e. without manually rearranging the columns)? In the following example you can see that there is a lot of ...
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How can I create a two-column layout with different widths (and texts) for the two columns?

I want to create a document in which there are two separate columns of content. The column on the left is normal text, with sections, environments, etc. The column on the right is figures, all roughly ...
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LaTeX produces bad, widowed line

I just found a widowed line in my PDF document, created by LaTeX. It looks something like this, see "sion" on the second page: | blah blah expres- | | 8 | --------------------- -------...
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How do I make figure captions span multiple pages?

How do I make figure captions span multiple pages? I have a very long caption for a figure and would like it to carry on to the next page. EDIT: I would like this to work in both one sided and two ...
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How to circumvent a late \pagetotal reset to 0pt?

Below example demonstrates at the beginning of each paragraph how \pagetotal is not always reset to 0pt at the beginning of the page. This appears to interfere with my attempt to automatically clear a ...
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Page breaks in table rows

I want to make a document that contains a synopsis of events, like YEAR HISTORY CULTURE SCIENCE 1770 History para- culture para- science para- ...