# [texhax] \par\nobreak vs. \vskip...\nobreak

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Jul 10 19:59:06 CEST 2018

```Am Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:40:49 +0100 schrieb Philip Taylor:

> Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> Hi all TeXperts.
>>
>> If, in a plain TeX document, I put `\par\nobreak', I'm quite sure that no page
>> break will occur at that place.  Instead, if I do i.e. `\smallskip\nobreak',
>> TeX will break the page just there.  As an example, I'm attaching a file to be
>> processed with simply `tex file'...  In it there's a `\smallskip\nobreak' that
>> breaks the page.  Replacing it with \par\nobreak prevents the break...  How can
>> I tell TeX to apply a certain \vskip - different from \parskip - without
>> breaking the page there...?
> No time to experiment, but I would try \nobreak \smallskip \nobreak ...