{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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Include without pagebreak

I really like the \input command, but what I really like more is the \includeonly command. Is there a way to have the best of these worlds? (i.e. an \inputonly or an \include without page-breaks?)
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Show footnotes on odd pages only

I'm writing my thesis using the scrbook-class. Is it possible to display footnotes only on the odd (right) pages? This should mean that \footnote{something} should be collected on even pages and ...
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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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How to prevent a page break before an itemize list?

It is not nice to have a page break right after the colon and have the list start on a new page: And here, finally, is the list of mission-critical items: \begin{itemize} ... \end{itemize} How can ...
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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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Footnote runs onto second page

I have a footnote that begins on one page but the text runs over onto the footnote section of the page afterwards. Any way to fix this? I'm using footmisc and the oneside book class.
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Chapter on the right side - How to turn it off?

As a documentclass I use book. Chapters always start on the right hand side. How can I turn it off? I don't want to have empty pages. I don't care on which side starts new chapter.
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Incorrect bookmarks and page number in table of contents

I have problem with table of contents and with bookmarks. In pdf file table of contents shows wrong page number of Introduction and Bibliography, Bookmarks: introduction and bibliography don't bring ...
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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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Breaking pictures across multiple pages

I am a relative TeX newbie trying to write a new package to generate timelines that can span multiple pages (the existing timeline solutions are not suitable for me, and I would like to write ...
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Avoiding a page break after the first word of a sentence

Is there a way to tell TeX to avoid breaking the page after the first word of a sentence? ... ... He was quite dead. Apparently his neck had been broken. The lightning flashed for a third ...
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Explicit frame break with beamer class

I am looking for a way to insert explicit frame breaks. I'd like to use the built-in frame title continuation feature. The only way I have found is to play with different values of the ...
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Is there a way to make “page” size match document length?

Many PDFs are never printed but are read in electronic form, where, for at least some readers and reading styles, it would be advantageous to have a single page through which the reader could ...
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Is something the first item on a page?

How can i identify logically, whether something is the first item on a page, i.e. there is nothing above it (apart from header)? Consider the following, is is basically a feature environment, which ...
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Table and multi-page

I'm writing some sort of book and i've got a very large table. I was wondering if there was a way to span a table not in the length but in the width. In the end, i would like to be able to divide ...
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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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Finding all widows and orphans

There have been several questions about how to avoid widows and orphans, so let me first state that that is not the question here. I know I can try and tweak the settings but that it's still possible ...
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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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single-column revtex4-1 adds a page break after the title section

Using revtex4-1 in single-column mode produces a page break after the abstract. This is not the behavior with revtex4. The minimal example is really simple: \documentclass{revtex4-1} ...
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Vertical spacing, pagination and ideal results

I found that the best way to avoid widows and orphans is setting penalties and using rubber lengths between paragraphs, for instance, \setlength{\parskip}{1pt plus 1pt minus 1pt}. When I shared this ...
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Hyperref Link Spans a Pagebreak, Looks Ugly

I'm using hyperref for links in pdflatex and I have the following problem: when a bibliography citation spans across a page-break (which usually occurs with long author names), then an additional ...
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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 ...
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pagebreak if only 1/4th of the page left?

I have a document with some tabulars one after the other. I want the tabulars begin on a new page if there is very little room left on the actual page, like 1/4th. Otherwise, there should not be a ...
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Conditional pagebreak?

Is there a way I can have LaTeX insert a pagebreak, if the last line of the page is a certain string? e.g. \noindent \textsl{Solution}: thanks very much!
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How can I fit my table of contents into a single page?

When I use \tableofcontents I get all my contents in a single page except for a line that goes on the other page, how can I make all in the same page?
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Split the Table of Contents in two pages

Let's say I'm writing a document with 6 chapters. I want to force the table of contents to be split between two pages. The first page would list the first 4 chapters, the second page would list the ...
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Why do user-defined whatsit nodes affect LuaTeX pagebreaking?

EDIT: A summary of the possible answers is given below. In my current LuaTeX project I am using user-defined whatsit nodes to transfer information between the different stages of a LuaTeX run. On ...
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A special example environment

How can I define an environment named "example" so that: can be broken over pages has a horizontal line above "Example \chap.\no" (e.g. Example 4.10), and vertical line that is spread to the whole ...
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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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Displaying the range of sections on the page in the header

I would like to have on each page the range of sections covered by it displayed, opposite of the page number and accompanied by the name of the first new section (if there is a new one) starting on ...
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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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Variable page break penalty for odd/even pages?

I am working on a document that has a large number of external Lilypond files included. These render quite well and (while a bit of a pain to use) lilypond-book is smart enough to render the music ...
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How can I put a line above a section heading and prevent a page break between?

We have designed a class for some journal. We wanted our section titles to be separated by a horizontal line from the previous line. Here is the code: \def\section{% \vskip 1.2\@bls% \hrule ...
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Breakable vboxes

In Plain TeX how can I make vboxes breakable, and can I handle/measure them separately? What I'm trying to do, is that I have a portion of text, that is treated separately (no indention, narrower, ...
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How to continue the framed text box on multiple pages?

I am using framed package to create text boxes using begin{framed} and end{framed}. My problem is that my framed box goes on for two pages, and I don't want the text box to complete itself at the end ...
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How to avoid a page break before a two-column TOC in memoir

Although `I wouldn't normally do this', I'm writing a short(ish) document for which I'd like to place a small TOC in two columns as the last thing on the title page. In single column mode it works ...
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Custom pagebreak in align equation

I got the following problem: Right now I am checking my equations, which are usually written in align. This looks great in most of the cases, but sometimes the pagebreaks are weird, ie there is a lot ...
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biblatex: No pagebreak in bibliography entry

Is it possible to tell biblatex to never split a bibliography entry across two pages? Ideally this should work for both \cite and \fullcite.
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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} ...
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\newpage,\clearpage and \cleardoublepage not working

I'm trying to compile the following: \documentclass[twoside,11pt,titlepage]{article} \usepackage[paperwidth=5in,paperheight=7in]{geometry} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[absolute]{textpos} ...
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How can I let a footnote continue on the next page?

I have a rather long footnote which breaks a listing in two parts, unnecessarily. Since the listing is more important then the footnote I'd rather lake to have the footnote split. Can I customize ...
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Can I get at stuff in “current page” or “recent contributions”?

When I compile the following, \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{atbegshi} \AtBeginShipout{\showlists} \showboxdepth\maxdimen \showboxbreadth\maxdimen \usepackage{lipsum} ...
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Proper way to change a font temporarily with fontspec

I have been using fontspec in a lualatex document where as instructed by the manual I set my main/sans/mono font in my preamble with some default features. However at some point I wish to temporarily ...
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\maketitle text before title

I want my page to look something like this (using \documentclass{article}): text title text but I can't get it right, it puts my title on the next page leaving my first text ...
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Longtable: page breaks within row possible?

I am editing a longtable. Some of my cells contain a lot of text. Page breaks seem to happen only where table rows end/begin. I'd like, however, for the rows to span pages; it's fine with me if, for ...
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Is there any opposite of newpage?

Is there any command which is the opposite of \newpage/\pagebreak/\clearpage, i.e. which goes back a page instead of going forward, similarly to the way you can use \vspace to move the current ...
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How make sure two elements stay on the same page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unbreakable block I am writing a very simple how-to document with several screenshots. The document flow goes something like this: A few sentences explaining action 1 ...
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Page breaks within enumerated list

I'm writing a document with lots of numbered items, and I would like each of those items to be contained on a single page (rather than split across two pages). Is there a way to do this? samepage ...
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How to put a full-width table at the top or bottom of the same two-column page as the reference text?

I'm posting today because I would like to reduce white space in a document I'm writing. The content is two-columns but I have floating tables that span across both columns (table*). At some point, ...