[texhax] \nobreaks shrinks following text

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 00:29:30 CEST 2009

Rodolfo Medina wrote:

>> I'm attaching it.  Do: `tex test', and: if you comment out the line
>> `\nobreak' in the definition of \myparagraph, then page 1 will contain less
>> text: this means that the presence there of \nobreak shrinks the page.  I
>> wish to better understand this phenomena and why it happens, and whether it
>> is possible to avoid it: after all, the effect I expect from putting a
>> \nobreak is prevent page breaking, not shrinking page length.

Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> writes:

> Hmmm, something odd here :
>> Transcript written on cmti14.log.
>> mktexupd failed
>> ! Undefined control sequence.
>> l.56 \footline
>>               ={\hss\tenrm-- \folio\ --\hss}
>> ?

That use of \footline is in the TeXbook. Anyway, that's all right: you can
cancel line 56, it's not important for our purpose.


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