# [texhax] Bad effect when using \doublecolumns

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Sun Sep 18 12:29:41 CEST 2016

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

> 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

Thanks.  But you maybe forgot to put \doublecolumns again after \beginsection.
With it, the problem remains.

Rodolfo

>
> 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

```