{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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How do I ensure that figures appear in the section they're associated with?

Often floats may land quite a bit later in the document than the point they are created, sometimes after a section break. Is there a way to force a new section to start on a new page, after any ...
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Unbreakable block

I want to do something like the following in TeX: \begin{nobreak} Text here will not split over pages, it will remain as one continuous chunk. If there isn't enough room for it on the current page ...
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How can I make a table that takes up more than a single page?

I've got data that I need to include in a table, but there's a lot if it. I've played with the font size and table formatting as much as I can, but the table still won't fit on the page. Is there ...
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\pagebreak vs \newpage

What's the difference? I know that \pagebreak can take an optional argument that specifies how much a page break is desired, but is there any difference if the optional argument is not used?
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multicolumn long table or enumeration

I would like to generate a multi-column table that wraps within columns of the document, and splits across pages. There are a couple of similar questions here How do I create a really long table in ...
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Start new chapter on same page

I am using report document class. When I create a new chapter, it starts it on a new blank page in which only the chapter name appears. I want to be able to start new chapters on the same page as the ...
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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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Adding vertical space at the start of a page

I'd like to, first thing before writing anything on a page, add some vertical space. Minimal (non)working example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \vspace{250px} I want to be further down ...
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Widow word on a page? I thought LaTeX wouldn't do that

Just had a surprise. I have a section in an article followed by a figure. The text flows over a page and ... one more word on the next page (which also includes the figure). Yes, I added a ~ before ...
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Avoiding page breaks shortly after section/subsection headings

By default, LaTeX allows a page break after the first two lines of paragraphs following section/subsection headings. How can I enlarge this minimum to, say, three lines or 10 percent of the value of ...
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Column-wise break of extra wide tables

I have to plot geochemical data tables that are like this table , i.e. with a header column, but that have much more sample columns. When having too many columns, the table has to be broken at a ...
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How do I force a column-break in a multi-column page?

I want to display my article's abstract and table of contents side-by-side, to save space. I'm using the multicols package, but it tries to keep each column the same height, and I can't figure out how ...
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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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How to avoid page-breaks inside paragraphs?

I would like to know if there is any global command that would prevent any page-breaks inside paragraphs. I'd rather have the whole paragraph on the next page instead of having it cut in the middle. I ...
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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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How to replace a large block of text by an empty block of the same size?

I know there exists the \phantom command, but does it work on large blocks of text (containing several paragraphs or even several pages)? What I want is to have some commands, call them \hide and ...
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How do I prevent widow/orphan lines?

How do I prevent a line from appearing by itself: Orphan: at the bottom of the page, or Widow: at the top of the page?
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Squeeze some more lines on the current page

During the last phase of layout I frequently get a single line or two on a separate page. Rather then pulling the whole paragraph on that last page I would like to "squeeze" the lines on the previous ...
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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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align* but show one equation number at the end

I am using align*, but I still need an equation number. I know one solution is to use align and add \nonumber to all lines but the last. Is there a 'lazy' way to do it? I searched a little and found ...
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Is it wrong to use \clearpage instead of \newpage?

The commands \newpage and \clearpage both force a page break. In addtion, the latter command also "flushes" all pending floats from the stack, i.e., forces them to be typeset starting on the page that ...
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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 can I force ToC not to end with a chapter?

So I am writing a programming book and I decided to include \sections in the ToC as well (see picture below). The problem I am having is that I have ugliness where \chapter is the last item on the ...
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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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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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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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Remove newpage after \tableofcontents, \listoffigures, etc. in book class

When using a documentclass of book, it seems there is a \newpage inserted after the \tableofcontents and \listoffigures. How can I suppress this? In articles, the following works. How can I get this ...
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longtabu and floats: wrong table breaks on pages with floats

I noticed that the tabu package seems to have problems with its longtabu environment, if it is placed on a page, where a float already is placed. Consider the following MWE: ...
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Add a new empty page

I have a .tex file which is like my main, \documentclass[spanish]{article} \usepackage{times} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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How can I split a beamer bibliography across two slides?

I have several citations in a beamer-based presentation. Is it possible to split the bibliography across two slides? I'm using natbib / bibtex. And I currently just have: \begin{frame} \tiny ...
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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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Start new page with each section

I would like to start each section on a new page. Is adding the following to my preamble this the preferred method, or a hack? \let\stdsection\section \renewcommand\section{\newpage\stdsection}
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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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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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Suppressing hyphenation across pages

Is there a way of preventing the last word of a page from being hyphenated?
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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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Page break with \include

I like to print my drafts with big fonts and small margins (i do this in memoir style in a single chapter), but the \include comand creates a page break. Is there a way to avoid this and have section ...
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How to make continuous (but breakable) vertical rule along left side of paragraph?

I'm looking for a way in Plain TeX to make a continuous vertical rule along the left side of a paragraph (or arbitrary block of text), such that it observes normal page-break rules. I started with the ...
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Re-displaying section headings after page-breaks

I'd like to automatically repeat section headings after a page break. My naive attempt at doing this is to check the page counter and print the extra text whenever the counter increments: ...
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Overfull box and broken pagination

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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Why no vertical-mode Knuth-Plass?

I have only basic knowledge of the TeX internals, so I hope what I am saying here is not complete nonsense. If I understand correctly, in TeX, horizontal positioning / line breaking is done using a ...
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Splitting subfigures across multiple pages — but programmatically!

I am using the subfig package to make many subfloats in a figure environment. It works well, as long as you realize that it tracks the whitespaces within the float environment. It also has an option ...
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Is LaTeX intended for unattended typesetting?

With markup converters like Pandoc, it is now possible to generate LaTeX documents without ever touching any LaTeX code. However, obtaining aesthetic page breaks for slightly complex documents, ...
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Nopagebreak nopagebreak nopagebreak - why won't LaTeX listen to me?

Fun times, I'm making a (manual) index of the lecture slides for class (which are nowhere near latex, ppt files yay) and of course Latex insists on placing pagebreaks willie nillie through my items. ...
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Code spanning over two pages with minted, inside listing with caption

I am trying using minted to display some code in my document, but the code is long and spans over two pages, this works fine, however when I place my code inside \begin{listing} ...
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How to show \listoffigures and \listoftables on one page and in the ToC?

Is it possible to put the list of figures and tables onto one page? I only have two tables in my thesis, so having it on an extra page looks quite bad. I've read about the tocloft package and tried ...
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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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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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Output two sided, but only on recto page — occasional images on verso

I am preparing a thesis. In order to reduce the number of physical sheets of paper, I need to print certain figures/tables on the verso side. However the university regs state that, while figs/tables ...
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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 ...