# Glue at the top of the page is ignored [duplicate]

I wonder why adding vertical glue at the very top a page has no effect.

E.g. the following code produces a 2 inch vertical space before the second paragraph, but no space whatsoever before the first one.

\begin{document}

\vskip2in
First paragraph.

\vskip2in
Second paragraph.

\end{document}

• – Torbjørn T. Sep 7 '13 at 9:53
• Note I removed the plain-tex tag as the solution here (use \vspace*) is not applicable to plain TeX – David Carlisle Sep 7 '13 at 10:20