Page break problem

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at
Fri Aug 23 18:31:38 CEST 2019

I suppose you are looking for

\lineskip=1pt plus 1sp

 But really this setting is unspeakably ugly, not only is the vertical list
of the main page underfull which is why you are needing the strange stretch
component for baselineskip (and  now lineskip) but also you have all this
inline math with large fractions that do not fit within the specified
baselineskip. (This is forcing lineskip spacing and so the previously
assigned stretchy \baselineskip was not used. But whenever \lineskip is
used it is a sign that something is wrong and you should increase
baselineskip, or set the mathematics in a more cramped style as otherwise
the interline spacing within the paragraph is inconsistent,


On Fri, 23 Aug 2019 at 09:37, Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at>

> Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at> writes:
> > Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at> writes:
> >
> >> David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at> writes:
> >>
> >>> But then I don't understand you question you insert a large vertical
> space
> >>> with a largeish stretch component at the bottom of the page then do a
> >>> forced page break, so naturally you get white space at the bottom of
> the
> >>> page and the text is not stretched out,
> >>
> >>
> >> Yes, sorry...  It's that the page break occurs, in my original document,
> >> without `\eject' and I don't manage here to reproduce that whereas, on
> the
> >> other hand, I can't send my original file because too complicated and
> full
> >> of macros...  So I'll try again to artificially reproduce the effect I
> want
> >> to avoid...
> >
> > ...and be back on the list...
> Hi, David:
> it seems that I managed now to reproduce the minimal conditions of the
> effect I
> want to avoid: why doesn't TeX stretch text on page 1 as much as possible
> down
> to the bottom?  Please process the attached example with simply `tex
> file'.  I
> hope there are no mistakes of mine now.
> Thanks,
> Cheers,
> Rodolfo
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