{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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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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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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Preventing page breaks from occurring in bibliography items

Using Bibtex and Natbib, does anyone know how to prevent a pagebreak from occurring mid-item? I would like the bibliography to either: Put an entire record on a given page, or Carry the record ...
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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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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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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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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.
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How to remove page break after \part in report/book

I have tried to look through, but I couldn't find a clear solution on this. I have a document that uses report with multiple \chapters in multiple \parts as: \part{foo} \chapter{uno} \chapter{dos} ...
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Creating arbitrary number of blank pages

Is there a single command with which one can insert an arbitrary number of blank pages inside some latex text?
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Whitespace that breaks across pages (e.g. for handwritten answers)

I'm creating a document where I want to leave white space of varying heights, e.g. for handwritten answers to questions. It doesn't matter whether this empty space is bordered or not. The key thing ...
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Multicol - don't wrap

I have two-columned page by multicol: \begin{multicols}{2} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet... \end{multicols} It there any way to ban wrapping to the second column. What I mean is, that I ...
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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} ...
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Two-colum task list with status information

I'm trying to generate a two-column task list with status information in the second column. It has to allow page breaks and should look more a less like this: I managed to hack something together ...
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To have no pagebreak before Bibliography

The position of Bibliography section is defined by document class, report class is a new page, some articles class no has page break. How change this witout change the class of the document? So i ...
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How can I ensure that a listing is not going to be split?

How can I ensure that a listing is not going to be split? If it is going to be split I want that the entire listing to move to the following page, effectively moving everything at pass. I mean any ...
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Forcing even number of pages in output (LaTeX — pdflatex) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to keep the last page number even? Is there a way of forcing an even number of pages in output ? What I mean is to make pdflatex document "intelligent" it will add ...
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Image on top specified page

How can i place an image on the top of the specified page. For example odd pages will be filled by image, even with text. Or, i just want to make sure that (lua)latex will place images on page 2,3,6? ...
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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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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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Test if a paragraph has a page break in it?

I'm trying to use TikZ to make fancier frames. I'm using the clever \tikzmark thing that Andrew Stacey wrote to put nodes at the top left and bottom right of the body of an environment. Then I use ...
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\goodbreak vs. \pagebreak

I recently came across the \goodbreak command, which seems to indicate to TeX that this is a good place to put a page break. How does it differ from, say \pagebreak[3]?
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How to spread floats automatically over a whole chapter?

In a chapter with many figures, I'm having trouble to get the floats to be interlaced with the text. To quote http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Floats,_Figures_and_Captions: Authors sometimes ...
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Avoid page break between line and quote environment

I encountered a little problem while writing my homework in LaTeX. I wrote the following code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \center{Title} \vspace{18cm}\\ This line should be on the same ...
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Preventing widows and orphans in book, keeping facing pages of same length

I have a document in the book class which has a number of widows and orhans when compiled to pdf. I tried to remove the widows and orphans by using the all option of the nowidow package. It seems to ...
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Can LuaTeX change the PAGE-breaking algorithm

One of the often highlighted features in LuaTeX is the ability to replace the default TeX line-breaking algorithm by something else. I wonder if it is similarly possible to replace the page-breaking ...
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placing in the same page two abstract in different language

I'd place in the same page two abstract section.One created using my own language and one in english language. If I tried this: \selectlanguage{italian} \begin{abstract} \lipsum[1] \end{abstract} ...
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prevent break after \poemtitle

This MWE shows that LaTeX can put a break after the title of a poem (written with the \poemtitle command of the verse package). Can someone advice me a way to prevent this behaviour? ...
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Section should automatically start new page if the whole section does not fit on current page

I would like my sections to start on a new page if they do not fit on the current page. In other words: if a section fits on the current page print it, if it does not fit start printing it on the ...
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mdframed : Bug with page break? [closed]

I'm trying to use the package mdframed to handle framed boxes, that allow page breaking when the content of the box is too large. Nevertheless, i encounter the following difficulty : ...
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When is \if@nobreak set to \iftrue or \iffalse?

In my answer to a question on page breaking, I used a private switch that the user had to set by hand to prevent tables which start just after a section from breaking (at the first line). It seems ...
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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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mdframed: how to prevent a box from splitting if the remaining content (or the initial content) is too small?

Question I would like to prevent mdframed to split a box too early or too late. By this, I mean that I would like the remaining part of the box to always be greater than a fixed length, given before. ...
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How to break long solutions in exam class?

I am currently using the exam class to write up the solutions to a take-home exam, but I am having issues when my solutions are too big to fit a page. I either have huge gaps in my paper or solutions ...
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How to have the mdframed material flow in the top part of consecutive pages

Suppose you have the following layout: The gray area represents normal text. The orange area consists of one or more text boxes (inserts) of given height. Some textbook layouts present advanced or ...
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Beamer: allowframebreaks collides with columns?

I'm doing a scientific presentation with the beamer package and have two columns (the left one with text, the right one with several images) that are too long for one frame. I want to use ...
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Break line only if it's too long, but breaking won't create a new page

I'm the author of the contracard package/class for typesetting calling cards for traditional dances. Currently, if you typeset a particularly long figure on a calling card it wraps like this (look at ...
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Using mdframed after a section heading

The following is a very contrived example, but it illustrates a problem I am unable to solve with the mdframed package. When the mdframed environment follows a section heading but there is ...
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Putting marks for split footnotes

Say, that you have a footnote which is printed in page 1 and 2. How can you put a mark, say $\rightarrow$ at the end of the footnote text in page 1 and at the start of the footnote text on page 2, ...
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\paragraphfootnotes with text colour

I am having some trouble with my footnotes becoming coloured in certain situations. In particular, I am wanting to use memoir's \paragraphfootnotes, but all the footnotes for a page become coloured if ...
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Question about exercise 23.3 in TeXbook

This is exercise 23.3: Explain how to change the output routine of plain TeX so that it will produce twice as many pages. The material that would ordinarily go on pages 1, 2, 3, etc., should go ...
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QED symbol on the same page as proof

I'm using the proof environment from the amsthm package. In some cases, the last line of a proof falls at the end of a page, but the QED symbol (the little white box) ends up on the following page. ...
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\nopagebreak and \penalty

What is the difference between \nopagebreak and \penalty? (Other than the obvious fact that their arguments are measured on different scales.) When should one use one, and when the other?
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Remove blank page between list of figures and list of tables

Please how can I delete the blank page between List of Figures and List of Tables? I tried this: \listoffigures \nopagebreak[0] \listoftables but nothing changed. Here is my code: ...
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Lettrine and section at bottom of page causes bad pagebreak

My custom lettrine and section causes some of my pagebreaks to ruin my layout. Please see the example of the output for the attached code run through XeLaTeX. Verse 2 on the next page should ...
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Line down the side of the page

At the moment I'm using the {tabular} environment to distinguish examples in a document I'm writing: \begin{tabular}{r|p{11cm}} \emph{Example} & [Lots of text and equations] \end{tabular} It ...
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Adding a chapter title for indices (multind) on the same page as the first index is printed

I am trying to add a chapter title 'Indices' before the first multind index is printed. However, printindex flushes the page so if I do it, I will get the title, rest of the page empty, and the first ...
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How to wrap text around a landscape table over multiple pages? \sidewaystable or \landscape + \longtable

I am trying to create a landscape table that breaks over multiple pages. I have successfully done this with the following code: \begin{landscape} \begin{longtabu} to \textwidth{some columns} ...