{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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Chapter without pagebreak? (In twocolumn document.)

I've googled, and I read a lot about how not having a pagebreak before a new chapter is bad style. I've read about how one could use sections instead. I've read about how changing whether a chapter ...
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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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two chapters on same page in memoir

I am writing a preface, which consists of roughly ten sentences describing my work. I have to write this in both English and Swedish. Same content, merely different languages. I have chosen to have ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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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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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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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How to place text on the second page of the frontmatter in ConTeXt?

I need to put the copyright text on the second page of my ConTeXt document, on the verso page. I am using \startfrontmatter and \startstandardmakeup to create the title and authorship pages in the ...
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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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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 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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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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How do I test for a new page?

I need to know when I change pages. I thought I had a solution using everypage. It works using \newpage, but not using \vspace. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{everypage} ...
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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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How to create a table that spans over multiple pages, breaking single rows

With the longtable package one can create a table that spans over multiple pages. The problem is that it will never break a row in two: either it stays entirely in the current page or it is moved ...
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Per-chapter blank page disappears after Chapter 2

I use LaTeX with the document class book. I´d like a blank page between chapters but it works only after Chapter 1. I've tried to force a blank page with \newpage, \clearpage and \cleardoublepage and ...
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empty page afterpage listings

I get an emptypage on multi page listings if I use listings with afterpage. \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{afterpage} \begin{document} \afterpage{% %some fancy stuff } ...
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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 ...
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Open right for front matter

My front matter (abstract, table of contents, etc) does not start on the right hand side despite my chapters doing so. How do I ensure that these pages also start on the right hand side? The latex ...
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Multipages side by side listings

Could you tell me what should I do to be able to insert multipages, side by side listings in Latex document? I have already tried with \begin{minipage}, but it doesn't work with multipages. EDIT: ...
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Using lstlistings in two columns

My goal is to display source code (awk, Python, R and SAS) and text (their output) side-by-side. Both are loaded from external files, and can be pretty long sometimes (pagebreaking is inevitable), 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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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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How to eliminate unnecessary page break in LaTeX?

I have couple of lines (text) followed by table. I want both the text and table to appear in same page, now text appears in one page and table in next page. How to change it? I have tried using ...
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Changing margins in .sty

I'm trying to change the margins in an input .sty. I'm trying to set different margins for the first and second page. I've managed to alter the margins but the first paragraph in the second page has ...
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Include a file (chapter)

Is it fair to assume that if an \include command does not add a blank page both before and after, it is because the chapter starts on a page with an odd page number ? EDIT: I thought I was having ...
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Why is \newpage ignored sometimes ?

I have the following towards the end of an article. The bibliography is short (4 entries). What's happening is that on the very last page of document I get the chart and immediately afterwards the ...
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What is the difference between “Page Break” and “New Page”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: \pagebreak vs \newpage In LyX/LaTeX, What is the difference between "Page Break" and "New Page"? They both seem to do the same to me.
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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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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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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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Find point of page break in an external document

I am creating multiple versions of a document from a single LaTeX source. Specifically, I have a series of lessons that have an instructor version (with notes and answers) and a plain student version. ...
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Avoid page breaks in \lstlistings

I'm trying to avoid page breaks in my lstlisting (seen in section 0.0.2) I know I can remedy this by floating my lstlisting, but it adds some unwanted white space (seen in section 0.0.1). Is ...
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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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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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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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ledpar: How to force a pagebreak in {pages}-environment/stanzas?

How can I force a pagebreak in ledpar’s {pages}-environment between to \stanzas or even between two lines of a single \stanza? The reason for my question is that ledpar sometimes breaks the page ...
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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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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 ...