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answered Custom specific page in two columns
May
20
comment How do I load expl3 without LaTeX (or any other format)?
Perhaps that should be assured by the generic loader
May
15
awarded  Popular Question
May
15
revised Table with COLSPAN and ROWSPAN together?
edited tags
May
10
awarded  Necromancer
May
10
awarded  Revival
May
10
answered Any progress on Knuth-Plass algorithm?
May
4
revised Where do I place floats in the source?
explain a bit the possible pitfall at the end of a paragraph and how to avoid it
May
3
awarded  Sportsmanship
May
2
revised In Longtable, In multirow greater than \textwidth
edited tags
May
2
comment What is \section and itemize doing to the penalty system? (problem with eledmac column balancing)
@DavidCarlisle hmm, if you know about that one why haven't we looked at this from the kernel perspective?
May
2
answered What is \section and itemize doing to the penalty system? (problem with eledmac column balancing)
May
1
comment What is the meaning of \fussy, \sloppy, \emergencystretch, \tolerance, \hbadness?
emergencystretch is not working at the line level. It is is a part of the overall paragraph building algorithm and it works by pretending the material between each an every possible breakpoint that is considered has an additional stretch thus reducing the calculated badness between any 2 breakpoints. As a result more break point combinations appear to be "feasible" and will be considered as part of the final solution. The important point is that this may result in TeX choosing a different set of break points not just fixing a single line!
Apr
30
comment How do I control the starting text position within a multicols environment?
@ConleyOwens it is just a guess here given what you were trying to achieve (making it a little bigger than lower case letters in most fonts). Traditionally \topskip is set to the nominal height of fonts, e.g 10pt with 10 point fonts whereas the default for \baselineskip is usually 20% more, e.g, 12pt in that case or 14.4pt for a 12pt font but depending on the font appearance one could or should fine-tune those.
Apr
29
comment How do I control the starting text position within a multicols environment?
less than 60% makes \topskip smaller than then lowercase letter in which case it will not have any effect unless your line consists only of characters like period or comma. The value of \topskip comes from the 12pt option and is usually constant per document.
Apr
29
comment multicol: column balancing only after a minimum number of lines?
@LaTechneuse in that case checkmark the answer
Apr
29
answered How do I control the starting text position within a multicols environment?
Apr
29
revised multicol: column balancing only after a minimum number of lines?
added patch for automatic solution
Apr
29
answered multicol: column balancing only after a minimum number of lines?
Apr
28
revised placing of floats referenced with varioref
fixed a few typos