I searched for previous answers, but none solves my question about how to set the space between fixed page header and float text block.

    \headsep changes the position of header, rather than the position of text block.

Specifically to my problem: I have a two page document. At the end of the fist page, I defined an item list

       \item A 
       \item B

Due to contents reasons, Item A appears at the bottom of the first page, while Item B appears at the top the second page. Suppose the page margins, header and foot positions are all fixed, and contents on the first page is unchangable. How can I adjust (enlarge) the space between page 2 header and Item B? They overlapped, and I want Item 2 to go down a little bit. Thank you so much!

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    I'm not sure what you meant by "float" in your title (I expected a question about floats (figure/table) but apparently not? In your example B will just go where first lines of any page will go, so if that is overlapping the header your header setup is wrong probably \headheight is incorrect but it is hard to say without an example document Jun 13, 2014 at 9:21
  • @DavidCarlisle Thank you so much, but let's forget about float problem. Is it possible to keep the header fixed and let Item B go to the second line or third line while leaving the first line or first&second line blank?
    – Chen
    Jun 16, 2014 at 4:55
  • @DavidCarlisle Hey, David, you were right, it is the problem of header setup, and probably also because I used a \tikzpicture to draw frames. Problems solved. Thank you anyway. Next time when I ask questions I will try to use a MWE~
    – Chen
    Jun 16, 2014 at 7:07
  • OK Glad you got it working, I guess this is a duplicate in that case so we can close rather than answer here. Jun 16, 2014 at 8:15


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