[texhax] top margin problem

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Oct 3 11:31:57 CEST 2008

In Plain TeX, this is the function of \topglue;
no idea what the LaTeX equivalent is ...

Steve Schwartz wrote:
 > Anne,
 > On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 12:50 -0500, Mackenzie, Anne (LARC-D319) wrote:
 >> Is it possible to enter something at the top of a page
 >> that produces a blank but would be counted as part of the text height,
 >> so that the bottom margins will always look the same?
 > What you'd like to do is simply add a \vspace{1in} at the beginning of
 > the page (or \vskip in plain tex), but (La)TeX will gobble this up. So
 > you need to put something invisible at the top of the page.
 > Try:
 > \phantom{.}\vspace{1in}
 > This may skip a bit too much (by \baselineskip it a line gets allocated
 > by the \phantom) but you can easily adjust the amount of \vspace to get
 > what you want.
 > Does this help?
 > Steve

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