# [texhax] LaTeX

Tom Schneider toms at ncifcrf.gov
Thu Jul 8 20:36:19 CEST 2004

Philip:

> Vertical skips are, by default, ignored at the top and bottom of pages as
> are horizontal skips at the beginning and end of lines (for obvious
> reasons - think about it).

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:

$\;$ % invisible math space fools LaTeX into thinking something is there
\vspace{2 cm}
...

Tom

Dr. Thomas D. Schneider
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