I'm typesetting some longer documents with facing pages using eledmac and eledpar.

Even if the documents compile with only few warnings, in some cases the footnotes of an apparatus of the last even numbered page do not appear on the same page but on a seperate attached page, that is left blank apart from that.

A minimal example with the same code compiles perfectly and I'm helpless, finding the reason for this behavior.

Any help would be gratefully welcomed.

2 Answers 2


Ok, I have seen the file, and so, where was the problem.

@mxordn added some lines which look like:


And so, these lines created edtext without notes, which made eledmac/eledpar be troubled and write the critical notes in a bad place.

After correction, all is ok.

The next version of eledmac (still in development, but which will be published Friday on CTAN will send an error message in such case).


That is a problem with eledpar. There is, actually, no general solution.

I am working, since one year, on a global solution, but for now it is not stable.

The only way you could try is to reduce \goalfraction, for example to 0.8


Read the hanbdbook about goalfraction.

  • Thanks a lot for your prompt help! I'll try out the \goalfraction command.
    – mxordn
    Aug 11, 2014 at 23:00
  • an other way is to "play" with apparatus size, with \maxhXnotes (read the handbook for further details).
    – Maïeul
    Aug 12, 2014 at 7:43
  • Thanks again for the suggestion. If tried out both possibilities, but unfortunatly none of them fully solved the problem. Am I using the \goalfraction command right, when I'm setting the \renewcommand*{\goalfraction}{xx} in the paragraph where it should take effect? In general the command only had an visible effect, when I put it in the preamble.
    – mxordn
    Aug 12, 2014 at 15:50
  • now, you should use it in preamble, and in any case, not in the notes.
    – Maïeul
    Aug 12, 2014 at 15:58
  • could you send a screenshot?
    – Maïeul
    Aug 12, 2014 at 15:58

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