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According to this post, \pagebreak will end the current page and the paragraphs on the cut page will spread out over the page. However, when I tried this functionality, it does not seem to be working, am I missing something? The following is an MWE.

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document} 
  paragraph 1

  paragraph 2

  paragraph 3
\pagebreak 

  paragraph 4
\end{document}
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    Try adding \flushbottom in the preamble (or switch to \documentclass[twoside]{article}). – GuM May 3 '17 at 23:04
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The article class sets \raggedbottom (unless it is loaded with either the twoside or the twocolumn option). If you add \flushbottom before \begin{document} you get the spreading (and an “Underfull \vbox” warning).

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