# [texhax] A problem of `strechability'

Dan Luecking dluecking at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 1 17:36:17 CEST 2014

```On Sun Sep 28, 2014 at 17:58:50 CEST, Rodolfo Medina
at gmail.com) wrote

>I suspect it's all due to the LaTeX package I'm using: europecv, and the
>definition of \ecvitem in it.  I want to modify it so to add glue to vertical
>spaces there involved, but am no LaTeX user (plain TeX instead) and don't know
>how.  Please any help?

The europecv environment is actually a single longtable environment.
All the usual stretchiness in a LaTeX documents (between paragraphs,
sections, etc.) is not necessarily available inside a longtable. The
europecv documentation mentions longtable only once, in section 4.

I do not often use the longtable environment, but I would look into
its documentation to see if one can add some stretch between lines
or otherwise induce it to produce flushbottom pages.

But I suspect that you are supposed to design the page layout
yourself, adding vertical space where needed (perhaps with the
optional argument of \ecvitem).

Regards,
Dan

Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Fayetteville, Arkansas
http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/iaq.html

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