# How to Prevent Page Break in REVTeX 4.1?

This question is related to preprint REVTeX 4.1 moves the body on the second page, which concerns having a page break after the title on the first page. The answer given to that question was that this is the intended behavior for the Physical Review Series.

However, I do not care whether or not this is the intended behavior. Unlike the author of that question, I am not using the REVTeX 4.1 package to produce a draft that will eventually be submitted to a journal produced by the American Physical Society. I have other reasons for using the package. Therefore, is there a way to not have a page break after the title page?

Here is a minimal example illustrating my problem. The following has no page breaks:

\documentclass[aps,prc,preprint,notitlepage]{revtex4-1}

\begin{document}

\title{Title}
\author{Name}
\date{\today}
\maketitle

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

%A % If this is uncommented, all the text goes onto the second page, which is not what I expect

\end{document}


But if I then uncomment the last line in the minimal example, all the text goes onto the second page. I would have expected the output to look the same as before, but now with a single "A" on the second page. How do I prevent this page break from happening?

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Interesting question. – egreg Feb 1 '18 at 0:39

When the preprint option is selected the following code is run by the macro that is meant to print the abstract (\frontmatter@abstract@produce):

\vskip200\p@\@plus1fil
\penalty-200\relax
\vskip-200\p@\@plus-1fil


This has the effect of adding 200pt of vertical space and then saying that this is a good place to break the page. I'm not expert enough, but this looks like a variation of Plain TeX's \filbreak (see https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/72787/87678 for a more reliable explanation than I can give).

Since you say that you don't care if this behaviour is intended, you can just patch this out of the macro and get the behaviour you want.

\usepackage{etoolbox}