{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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Conditional page breaking

I have used LaTeX on and off for a number of years now for several large documents with evolving versions over long lifetimes. But every time it seems like, powerful and wonderful as LaTeX is, there ...
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page break in the middle of a \cite

With pdflatex all my citation are pdf hyperlinks to the respective entry in the bibliography. This causes a problem when occasionally Latex decides to do a page break in the middle of a citation so ...
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An unexpected value of \clubpenalty

In the following MWE, \clubpenalty has the expected default value of 150 at the begin of the document. However, a combination of a) a \section b) a paragraph c) a quote environment – in this ...
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Rule before one new section

I use rule so as to separate the differents sections. I would like to automate this so as to use the following syntax : \section*{One day} \noindent\lipsum[1] \section*{Another day} \noindent\...
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How to prevent page break between two section headings

I have a custom document class, based on book.cls, for which the following code sometimes produces page breaks between two subsequent sections: \section{Introduction} % page break may occur here ...
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Environment with first paragraph in bold and no pagebreaks

I would like to setup a new environment which typesets the first paragraph in boldface, the following paragraphs in normal text, and with (possibly) no pagebreaks between the first paragraph and the ...
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\lstinputlisting will not continue to next page

So I have this LaTeX snippet: \section{Appendix} \listoffigures ... \begin{center} \begin{figure} \caption{MacroCell with 8 AND Gate Arrays} \lstinputlisting[language=VHDL,numbers=left,breaklines=...
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What is the command to just slightly increase the text height of a particular page?

There is a command for just slightly increasing the text height of a particular page, something like stretchthispage or so. I know where it is in the LaTeX guide that I have at home, but I'm at work ...
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How to retain the double-column formatting of the previous page after \clearpage?

I'd like to have some additional material after a paper, starting on a new page. For this purpose I'm using \clearpage or \cleardoublepage (\newpage doesn't work the way I want). Unfortunately, while ...
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Prevent page break after first line of example

I would like to find a way to prevent a page break between the first line of the example in following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{gb4e} \begin{document} \lipsum[3-...
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thmtools: How to prevent pagebreak between theorem and proof?

I am using thmtools to format a collection of theorems and their proofs. Is there any way to prevent a pagebreak from happening between the last line of a theorem statement and the first line of the ...
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Captioning an mdframed box without making unbreakable

I would like to a have a caption below my mdframed box (outside the border if possible) which sometimes span across multiple pages. I managed to create a caption several ways but the pagebreaks are ...
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How to export a document as an empty skeleton with no content?

I have a long and complex document that I want to render as a minimal outline only, without the body of the text. What is the best way to do this? What I have tried so far is to save a version with ...
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Breaking problem in tcolorbox — break at — breakable

My MWE, \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,openany,12pt]{book} \usepackage[left=1cm,right=1cm,top=2.5cm,bottom=2.5cm,marginparwidth=0cm,marginparsep=0cm,outer=1cm]{geometry} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \...
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Breaking framed boxes across pages - or, a better design for a homework problem set?

My school's recommended homework document class file uses a boxedminipage to typeset problem statements so they appear in a box. However, this has the unfortunate consequence that they can't be broken ...
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Appendices one after another

I am writing a document with the following documentclass: \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,openright,12pt]{report} Since I have some Appendices to the text and they are rather small, I was thinking ...
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Split mdframed environment occasionally skips page

I'm currently using the mdframed package for a custom environment for my master's thesis. In rare cases, the environment shows some rather strange behaviour — the correctly split environment (i.e. the ...
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keeping the last line of one paragraph with the first line of the next paragraph or list in a \raggedbottom context

I often introduce new text with the last line of a paragraph, terminated by a colon. Perhaps the text before and after is ordinary text (between pages 1 and 2 in the example), or the text thereafter ...
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\columnbreak doesn't work

With the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \noindent Vediamo un po' di testo a due colonne. Proviamo a cambiar colonna: \...
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multipage tables with ctable package

Does anybody know if it is possible to have a multipage table with the package ctable (I know that it is possible with longtable)? My code is the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[...
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Heading at the bottom of the page

I'm typesetting a large document (phdthesis) with pdflatex and I'm using KOMAscriptand the scrreprtdocument class. I was very surprised as I saw a heading (\subsubsection) standing at the bottom of a ...
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Redefine \tableofcontents to start a new page after the ToC

How can I properly redefine \tableofcontentsto include a \newpage or \clearpageafter the table of contents?
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Blank page between references and appendix

Could anyone help please. A blank page is being created between the references and appendix. I have tried all the usual fixes like \clearpage and \cleardoublepage, but none are working. All the ...
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How to undo the feasible breakpoints of `lstlisting`?

Is there a way to prohibit pagebreaking at the beginning/end of an lstlisting environment? I'm trying to keep together the following two pairs of lines: the first line of lstlisting and the line ...
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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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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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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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Prevent xtab breaking table too soon

Xtab breaks a long table spanning multiple pages too soon -- see my screenshot: The output seems rather unsightly to me. Can I make it take more of the available space? Alternatively, is there a ...
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How to generate a “<section> continued” heading after page-break?

This is a follow-up question of the answer to Re-displaying section headings after page-breaks As in the follow-up question, I would like to repeat the section heading after a page break, but only ...
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Excursus environment using mdframed: Issue with page breaks

This question is a follow-up question to: Access mdframed node coordinates with TikZ? @MarcoDaniel: Awesome package (mdframed)! Nice clean code, too. @Tobi: I really like your new excursus ...
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Force pagebreak after every sentence/paragraph

Is there a way to force a pagebreak after every sentence or paragraph? This may seem like an odd thing to do, but for catching typos and just general editing I find it much easier to look at a ...
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How to keep the last page number even?

I want to make sure the last page always be even, so I defined command as the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[paperwidth=302pt,paperheight=400pt, offset=0pt, ...
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Formatting a book with scene markers

I'm laying out my wife's book using LaTeX; I'm using KOMA-Script scrbook as my document class, but I don't think that my question here is specific to KOMA. Between certain scenes, we have scene ...
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Prevent page break after \midrule in \longtable

I'm trying to tell longtable to only issue a page break at one specific point (by using \\*. Putting a \midrule anywhere near that point causes a page break after the midrule, and not where I want it ...
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suppress pagebreaks in titletoc's titlecontents* blocks

How do I suppress pagebreaks in the toc "paragraphs" produced by titlesec's \titlecontents* command without stopping linebreaks between subsections? The follwoing suppresses linebreaks within ...
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Forcing new chapter not to start on an odd page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Chapter on the right side - How to turn it off? I am using a document class amsbook which I like very much, except for one thing: each new chapter starts on an odd-numbered ...
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What is the proper way to prevent text from splitting across columns and pages?

I have some description environments which I do not wish to have split across columns or pages. Is there some command which can be placed around an item to ensure that it will never be split across ...
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Removing extra page before and after \tableofcontents

My main file generate extra page before \tableofcontents with header title "Table of contents". How can I remove this page? I am copying the main.tex file code for your reference. \documentclass[...
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How to prevent page breaks in lists? (“Exam” class)

I'm using the exam class to prepare a test. Unfortunately, the package allows page breaks inside the solution list of a question. Considering this toy example: \question Example of question. Choose ...
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How to avoid the break of framed/shaded?

I have a problem with the framed environment. I am writing a document (article), and several parts of it have a gray background. Unfortunately, when a new page comes, such a shaded environment is cut ...
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Shaded with “continue on next page”

I am using the shaded environment in the framed package to wrap some text lines that may go across two different pages. If there is a crossing of pages, I'd like to automatically add a line "(continue ...
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Faulty page-break in longtable: starts with endfoot

while intensively using the longtable environment, I ran into a situation where a the table is broken to the next page immediately after its endfoot line, without any real table row on the starting ...
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Enlarge a single page

How may I enlarge a single page in LaTeX? I need this for the summary of a thesis that has to fit on a single page without respect to an eyecandy design. In order to move the lower border, I was ...
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How to make 2 tables appear one next to another?

I have a document with three tables. These three tables currently are too long for the page, so I would like to make 2 tables appear next to each other and then make the third table appear below them. ...
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Colored Curly Brackets spanning across multiple pages

This is just a thought that came for the notes I am working on, I have a need to create curly brackets which span across multiple pages. I don't know if this is possible to do or not. my curly ...
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Prevent column break in multicolumn index

I am using imakeidx to generate a multicolumn index with makeindex. Here is an excerpt from my .ind: \item \BRbooktitlestyle {\BRepistlenumberstyle {1}Jean} \subitem \...
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Add Appendix with correct page to ToC

I am failing to add a heading for the appendix to the ToC with the correct page number: \documentclass{scrbook} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \chapter{test} \appendix \addcontentsline{toc}{part}{\...
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Iterate over pages and set variable

I am looking for a way to take the output of a pageref, iterating through, and assigning a property to each of those pages. Specifically, I want to take this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[...
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Disable or heavily penalise pagebreaking at a specified place

Is there a way in LaTeX to disable (or heavily penalise) pagebreaking at a specified place? Here's an example: \documentclass[]{minimal} \usepackage[a6paper]{geometry} % demonstration use only \...
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Frame breaks inside mdframed environment with beamer class

The mdframed environment fails to break into several pages (slides) when used in a frame environment from the beamer class. In the other hand, the boitecoloriee environment from the boites package ...