# [texhax] Bad effect when using \doublecolumns

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Sep 18 10:46:01 CEST 2016

```I do not pretend to understand the intricacies of e-plain's implementation of multiple columns, nor of Knuth's \beginsection macro, but replacing the latter does not help; the problem can be easily resolved, however, by replacing lines 440--446 of your original with :

Balza nel petto; e già s'accinge all'opra

\begingroup

\singlecolumn

\beginsection {Section 3}\par

\endgroup

Or sempre loderollo, o ch'io ti miri

Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> I'm experiencing a bad effect when using the eplain command \doublecolumns.
> It's visible on p.3 of the dvi output of the following test file to be
> processed with simply `tex test': the last line of p.3 falls down beyond the
> page limit, below the page number.  Please help avoiding it if possibile.  The
> eplain version is 3.8 dated May 12, 2016.  The file includes some latin
> characters, but they should not have to do with the problem.
Philip Taylor
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