Page Break vs New Page

Paul A. Rubin parubin73 at
Sun Jan 24 18:32:29 UTC 2021

On 1/24/21 12:36 PM, Richard Kimberly Heck wrote:
> Over on lyx-users, we got a question that uncovered the fact that these
> names are not very descriptive. (The user had used Page Break and gotten
> surprising results: a very stretched Table of Contents.) The line breaks
> have more descriptive names. Is there something else we could use for
> Page Break that would indicate what it does? Something like "Page Break
> (Stretch Page)" would work, but is kind of long....
> Riki
I'm no texpert, but I don't think page break (\newpage) necessarily 
"stretches" the page in the sense of the problem raised on the user 
list. That will depend on document class and context (e.g., table of 
contents or title page v. generic text), won't it? So a name that 
conveys stretching the page contents would be as misleading as a name 
that did not convey that (maybe more so, given the relative frequency of 
stretched v. unstretched pages).


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