# [texhax] A question about stretchability and shrinkability

Stanislaw Romanski s.romanski at datos.pl
Tue Jun 16 00:54:09 CEST 2009

```Hello,

Maybe
\vglue 25 pt
is what you are looking for.
This is "definite" vertical space; it will never disappear.
\vskip is removed in certain contexts,
e.g. in the begin or end of page.

HTH

Stanislaw Romanski

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rodolfo Medina" <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com>
To: <texhax at tug.org>
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 9:18 PM
Subject: [texhax] A question about stretchability and shrinkability

> Hi all.
>
> Suppose that in a certain place of my text I say something like, e.g.:
>
> \vskip 25 pt
>
> and I mean exactly 25 pt with no stretchability neither shrinkability.
> Will it
> be enough to say:
>
> \vskip 25 pt plus 0 pt minus 0 pt
>
> ?  Am I sure this way that plain TeX will shift what follows by exactly 25
> pt,
> nothing more, nothing less?  Or should I achieve that by some other
> commands?
>
> Thanks for any help
> Rodolfo
>
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