I am writing notes for self-lecture on a computer screen on a daily basis (attending math courses). I never intend to print these notes on paper, so the concept of "pages" is quite annoying ; I am always having issues with page breaks because of my big diagrams and self-made environments. Is it possible to have the equivalent of the article class "without pages"? In other words, the equivalent of this format without the "being online" part. I want a file that I can read the entire text just by scrolling without any pages. Does that exist?


It is impossible to make the page infinitely long, hovever the maximal length is a distance of about 18.892 feet (5.7583 meters). Hence you can write in the preamble e.g. \textheight570cm, which should be enough. I would however recommend smaller values, slightly above the real space needed.

  • How many ''pages'' is 5.7 meters? I mean, I write an entire course of notes, this is sometimes 60,80, 100 pages. If I can bring two or three courses together it could be more (for easy cross-referencing). Or I guess I could put one of these huge pages per chapter, which wouldn't be so bad. Would that work? Can the length of the page be variable? – Patrick Da Silva Sep 30 '14 at 21:22
  • Under this scheme, each page would be 5.7 meters long. So you will only have page break issues every 5.7 meters. – user26732 Oct 1 '14 at 2:37
  • @PatrickDaSilva A normal page, with 1 inch margins, has about 25 cm. Hence 5,7 m is over 22 pages. – Przemysław Scherwentke Oct 1 '14 at 22:07
  • @Przemyslaw : I'll page break at every section or chapter or so, it should be okay :D thanks a lot! I'll try it out on latex when I start studying again and tell you how it went. – Patrick Da Silva Oct 1 '14 at 23:03
  • @PrzemysławScherwentke : It doesn't work. The content of the page gets longer, but the page preserves its size and the content gets cropped when it goes below the page height. – Patrick Da Silva Oct 3 '14 at 15:22

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