I am planning to make a facsimile of a certain book in a certain edition. How can I tell LaTeX (LuaTeX, specifically) to place page breaks exactly where they appeared in the original?

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If the manual page break should occur inside a paragraph, then the paragraph should be ended without \parfillskip to avoid a ragged last line:


\noindent prevents, that the new paragraph starts with indentation. The paragraph separation space \parskip is automatically removed at the start of the new page.

The ragged page can be prevented by using \flushbottom (either globally or locally) and using \break in vertical mode instead of \newpage. The latter automatically adds \vfil to fill the page.

Also the stretch component of \baselineskip and/or \parskip should be set to make it possible for TeX to stretch the page contents to reach the bottom of the page.

\parskip can be set in the preamble, but \baselineskip is overwritten by each change of the font size. Also the internal font size setting commands can be changed to add stretch components automatically.



    \setlength{\parfillskip}{0pt}% end paragraph without ragged last line
    \par % end paragraph
    \break % end page
  \noindent % start remaining lines of paragraph on new page
            % without paragraph indentation

\addtolength{\baselineskip}{0pt plus 20pt}
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