any news on hyperref-link-spans-a-pagebreak-looks-ugly? Any way around it? Please help, I really need it.

EDIT Since it seems a difficult unsolved issue, what I am asking for is a quick fix, that may help for a decent output. In particular is there any easy way to ask to render \cite into the next page, instead of a split between two pages. Since I need it within a footnote, it would not look so ugly.


normal space between words enlarged space between words (link moved to next page)

  • Well, did you try with latest hyperref versions?
    – user31729
    Jun 2, 2014 at 12:51
  • later than: This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.14 (TeX Live 2013) restricted \write18 enabled ?
    – mario
    Jun 2, 2014 at 12:53
  • hyperref and pdftex are different things: The first is a package, the second one is a program, which transforms hyperref commands into a .pdf output
    – user31729
    Jun 2, 2014 at 12:54
  • yup, I know. I have the same changelog as at tug.org/applications/hyperref/ftp/ChangeLog, whose latest change is dated 2012-11-06 6.83m. Do you know something newer?
    – mario
    Jun 2, 2014 at 13:17

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The readme should be up-to-date so the link provide by egreg should be enough to know: http://tug.org/applications/hyperref/ftp/README


PostScript driver: the current implementation doesn't relly support nested links. The start positions should be remembered in a stack, but there are complications with page breaks.

It's still in devellopement. You should contact the maintener to have more information, this could be found here: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/hyperref

  • The maintainer is Heiko Oberdiek and he is on TeX.SX, so it is possible to ping him in chat, for example.
    – user31729
    Jun 2, 2014 at 12:55
  • @ChristianHupfer: I am not the maintainer of pdfTeX. Jun 2, 2014 at 13:08
  • @HeikoOberdiek It seems that the problem is coming from hyperref not pdfTeX Jun 2, 2014 at 13:09
  • @HeikoOberdiek: I did not meant pdftex, but hyperref, I referred to the link given by R. Picot. I should have been more precise ;-)
    – user31729
    Jun 2, 2014 at 13:12
  • @RomainPicot: It is a missing feature at the driver level. There is not much that hyperref can do. Jun 2, 2014 at 13:12

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