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Controlling page breaks

Sometimes, when preparing the final version of your document, you might need to help LaTeX break the pages in a suitable way. LaTeX 2.09 had commands like \clearpage, \samepage, etc., while LaTeXe provides, in addition, commands which increase or decrease the height of the current page from its ``natural'' height \textheight by an amount size.

\enlargethispage{size}   
\enlargethispage*{size}

For example, \enlargethispage{-\baselineskip}} decreases the length of the current page by one line, while \enlargethispage*{2\baselineskip}} makes it two lines longer than usual.

The starred form also shrinks any vertical white space on the page as much as possible, so as to fit the maximum amount of text onto the page.



Janne Saarela
Wed May 17 14:38:58 METDST 1995