{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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varioref: \vref or \vpageref at page boundary (may loop)

Sometimes a have situations, where I'm not able to compile a document, because the varioref package result in a loop. Here is a MWE, which result not in an endless loop, but it demonstrate the issue ...
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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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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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Jumplines (“continued on page…”) in latex?

Many newspapers/newsletters have several articles starting on their front page, yet with only an initial segment of each article on the front page. Each such initial segment ends with a "jumpline" - a ...
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Keep bibliography entry on one page

I'm using BibTeX and natbib. I have a number of entries in the reference section that start at the bottom of a page and continue on the next e.g. at the bottom of a page I have Some Author Name, ...
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Split beamer notes across multiple notes pages

I've only recently discovered the notes mode for beamer, and I'm trying to build a presentation with notes containing my speech. However, my speech is quite large, and is causing note page overflows. ...
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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, ...
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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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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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How can one ensure that footnotes page-wrap only from verso (back, even-numbered) to recto (front, odd-numbered) pages?

How can one ensure that footnotes page-wrap only from verso (back, even-numbered) to recto (front, odd-numbered) pages? With the following code, the line to which the second footnote is attached ...
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How can I typeset parallel lists of paragraphs on facing pages?

(Not a duplicate of this question.) I'm trying to typeset a document for my father, which contains a list of paragraphs that must be printed aligned on facing pages. Page breaks must ideally not ...
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What happens when \textheight changes mid-document?

I know it's generally considered to be unwise, but I need to understand what happens when \textheight changes mid-document. From this example, it appears that the change takes effect on the next page, ...
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Overfull box and broken pagination with page that contains only section headings

I'm working on a large document in Emacs (23.2.1) org-mode (7.8.06) which I export to LaTeX. At present, the outline/structure of the document has been created, but not any of the content. The LaTeX ...
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How do I force \section's to start on a new page if they don't fit on current page?

So I am writing a programming book, and I use \section for each topic. For example, I'd write, \section{Another way to double-space a file} \begin{lstlisting} awk 'BEGIN { ORS="\n\n" }; 1' ...
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Splitting verbatim inside figure across pages

I want to include a long section of verbatim text, which is too long for a single page, inside a figure with a caption. Unfortunately, when the verbatim environment is put into a figure, it does not ...
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Avoiding orphans at the start of quote/quotation environments

To me, orphans -- page breaks after the first line of a paragraph -- are tolerable in the normal text body, and so I leave TeX's default settings (\clubpenalty=150) alone. On the other hand, I want to ...
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Is there a distinct command for \widowpenalty and \clubpenalty in footnotes?

I have found that setting \widowpenalty=10000\clubpenalty=10000 in the main document has not prevented widows and clubs from appearing occasionally in footnotes in a long and complex document I am ...
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Can I detect whether a footnote has been split?

Title sez it all: Can I detect, hopefully by inspecting \box\footins, whether a footnote has been split at page-breaking? I found the package fnbreak but it uses labels, which is much too delayed for ...
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Algorithm over 2 pages

I am writing a few rather large pseudocode functions using algorithm and algorithmic, i.e. my code looks something like: \begin{algorithm} \caption{Coolest Algorithm ever} ...
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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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Varying Page Lengths

How can I vary the vertical page length per page? I want to have the page breaks at essentially arbitrary locations in the document, specified by a command, like \newpage but not necessarily this ...
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Copyright page on back of title page

I am trying to get the copyright page to print (or display) on the back of the title page. What is happening is that I get a blank page after the title page and then the copyright page opens on the ...
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biblatex: extract fields without starting a page

I'm trying to extract some data from bib entries for further processing. Sadly if I use a cite command it starts a page: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{biblatex} ...
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Proofs in Beamer

I'm writing a presentation in Beamer, where I present proofs which are longer than one frame. How to make Beamer to break it automatically to another frame? If it is not possible how am I supposed to ...
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How do I check whether the text will fit in one page?

I am trying to typeset a page that varies in length. Sometimes it's just shorter than A4, but sometimes it exceeds the length of A4. My question is, how can I check whether the text will fit in one ...
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Switching from two columns to one column without adding a page break

I am trying to adapt this solution, shown below, of multiple authors and multiple affiliations:                     to a format where, title and ...
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Does \\* within footnotes have any effect?

One is taught that \\* is an alternative to the line-breaking \\ that tries (often unsuccessfully) to inhibit a page break. Normally \\* would be used in ordinary ("body") text. (And I hereby ...
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Text spreading onto both columns in middle of twocolumn layout

I know that the package cuted can do its job quite well. However I'd be interested in different layout than what cuted provides. I hope that the image will be worth milion words: On the left is the ...
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\pagebreak[number] only breaks with number = 4

I wanted to try out encouraging of pagebreak using \pagebreak[number]. As far for now it only breaks the page when I define \pagebreak[4] and only then (it won't work on any other circumstances). ...
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Insert newpage before section but prevent pagebreak after part

Maybe some of you can already guess what I'm trying to achieve; I want to redefine some commands with the following result: every \section should start on a new page except for sections which are ...
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How to avoid orphan or widow when using tcolorbox?

My MWE below should not be simplified anymore to avoid breaking my real scenario. The settings are tightly coupled. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a6paper,vmargin=15mm,hmargin=5mm]{geometry} ...
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Marginpar appearing on the wrong side (using memoir)

The subject line pretty much says it all: some marginal notes (beginning of the second page) do not appear on the correct side. (The question is: how can I fix this automatically?) Below is a MWE that ...
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Why \newpage needs at least \null to create a page?

Trying to answer to Include a cover page then title page in book class I've found that \newpage only creates a new page if there is some contents, i.e., \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Index shouldn't start new page

I am writing an article in LaTeX 2e with \documentclass[twocolumn]{article}, including an index. The document prelude includes \usepackage{makeidx} and the \makeindex command. At the point where I ...
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How to prevent page break between section title and table

I have several consecutive subsections which only contain one longtable each, right after the subsection title. So it happens that some of the subsection titles are at the bottom of the page and the ...
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Using `\allowdisplaybreaks` locally for a single chapter / single equation

I do have a longer paper. In one chapter I got several multiline equations, which I wrote using the align environment from amsmath-package. Actually those are quite long computations which should ...
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Include adjacent PDF slides from two different sources through \includepdf

I would like to include pages from two different PDF files on a single page, side by side (possibly using nup=2x2). Presently, there is a page ejected before each \includepdf.
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How can I do something after the next pagebreak?

I'm writing a document where I say something like "if you look at Figure 1 on the next page, then you will see that blah blah blah". So what I want to do is have latex skip a number when numbering ...
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Allow theorem split in many frames in beamer

How can a theorem-like environment be (automatically) split into multiple frames if the vertical space it needs is not enough in a frame? In my document preamble I have \theoremstyle{definition} ...
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Can I make some vertical material disappear if it occurs next to a page break?

I'd like to place a horizontal rule above each section title, to separate the new section from the text before it. But I don't want the rule to appear if the section begins on a new page, since that ...
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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} ...
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Insert empty pages until certain page number

I have sections which have to start exactly at the predefined page numbers and the potentially unfilled pages between these sections should be filled with empty pages. Is there a for-loop available ...
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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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mdframed does not split correctly between pages

I use mdframed to make boxes and split them across pages. However, sometimes mdframed splits! very strangly across the pages. In this example he prefers splitting, while there is enough space to put ...
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How to check if a section title (or any heading) is the first line of a new page?

I would like to be able to use an \if command to check if a \section appears on the first line of a new page. If a section heading is the first line of a new page, I would like to then adjust some 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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Index: Repeat first-level item on new column/page?

In my family history book, I'm using a two-level index. First level is surname, and second level is given name. Index items are defined such as the following: \index{Doe!John} Often a first-level ...
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Where to place a two-page table of contents / list of figures?

In my Master's thesis, I use scrbook and start every chapter on odd pages. Now both my table of contents and list of figures span exactly two pages. My question is therefore more related to style and ...
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How to box verbatim to prevent page break?

If I try \mbox{ \begin{verbatim} Some looooong text... \end{verbatim} } Then some compilation errors occur.