The AGU provide us the template for submitting papers, in which, there are a si_template_2019.tex for supporting information within the file. But, when run it, we can get an error

! LaTeX mark Error: Infinite shrinkage found in 'page'.

It is a little weird as I haven't change anything in it but get an error. How to repair it? Why do so many journals provide the templates with wrong?

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This is a commercially supported class from the publisher, so they should fix it but this removes the infinite shrink (it comments out \vss and repaces by a skip with finite shrink)


% sigh
     \vbox{\boxmaxdepth \maxdepth
\vskip 0pt plus 1fil minus \maxdimen
%\global\advance\savefigandtabnumber by 1 %% Because loop stops one short
                                         %% of the total number of figs
   \setbox\@outputbox\vbox to\@colht{\boxmaxdepth\maxdepth
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    I really don't know how these commercial companies can still make money. Regarding this technical problem, I sent them an email, but no solution was found for a week. Real technology must be pursued by those who really love it.
    – Y. zeng
    Dec 11, 2023 at 11:17
  • David, in my experience reading instructions provided by reputable print-on-demand suppliers, I have seen (in the same documentation, not TeX): (a) Every page must have a number; plus (b) Do not number these pages (list). I have also seen (c) Your PDF must not have metadata. I am sure that the system works, only because folks do not read the instructions.
    – user287367
    Dec 11, 2023 at 17:47

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