# [texhax] less gap text/display math when almost empty

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Oct 3 14:28:53 CEST 2004

```Ah, fine : in that case, try adjusting \abovedisplayshortskip :
it /might/ be as simple as that, but there's a pretty severe
risk that LaTeX itself sets the primitive on entering a display,
so simple tweaking won't necessarily help ...

** Phil.
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Alexandru Scorpan wrote:
>> I would be very surprised if LaTeX did not
>> do what you want automatically : Knuth provided
>> \abovedisplayshortskip for that very purpose,
>> and it seems very unlikely (though not impossible)
>> that Leslie Lamport et al would not have carried
>> that functionality over into LaTeX.
>
>
> Ah, it does!  Just not enough for my taste (I guess I favor half a
> \baseline less), which is why I didn't notice it...  Thx.
>
> -- Alex
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