[texhax] question about \vfil

Oleg Katsitadze geolsoft at mail.ru
Sun Oct 9 23:53:50 CEST 2005

On Sun, Oct 09, 2005 at 10:38:37PM +0200, Matej Ko????k wrote:
> But there \vfil-s seem to be ignored.

TeX discards any discardable items at the start of the page
(that's why they are called discardable), and glue is
discardable.  However, at the start of \vbox the glue is not
discarded.  If you want to insert glue at the start of the
page, use \topglue:

  \topglue 0pt plus1fill

Note that you should use `fill' instead of `fil'.  This is
because \bye is defined as `\par \vfill \supereject \end',
so `fil' will not have any effect (it will be "overpowered"
by the stronger `fill').

Best regards,
Oleg Katsitadze

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