[texhax] LaTeX

Tom Schneider toms at ncifcrf.gov
Thu Jul 8 21:59:04 CEST 2004

Pierre:

> >   It's not obvious.  It's annoying since LaTeX refuses to do what I
> >   explicitly ask it to do.  To get around it I've had to resort to this
> <   stupid trick:
>
> There are often vskip amounts above and below things like display
> equations.  Add some text two pages earlier and the vskip moves to the
> top of the page after the equation.  Do you really want that blank
> space at the top of the page? Most of the time you don't.  TeX's
> ability to repaginate without producing huge gaps of white space at
> the top of pages where a vskip happens to land is one of the special
> features---yes, features, real features---of the system.
>
> Moreover, though I am not a LaTeX user,  doesn't \vspace*{2cm} produce
> a non-disappearing space?  The asterisk works for other space commands
> as well.  In TeX, you have to use \strut\vskip, and in all probability
> that is approximately what \vspace* translates to.
>
> Pierre MacKay

information gets onto the web somewhere.  It is the kind of logic that

Tom

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