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?


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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? Commented Sep 30, 2014 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
    Commented Oct 1, 2014 at 2:37
  • @PatrickDaSilva A normal page, with 1 inch margins, has about 25 cm. Hence 5,7 m is over 22 pages. Commented Oct 1, 2014 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. Commented Oct 1, 2014 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. Commented Oct 3, 2014 at 15:22

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