Page Break vs New Page

Richard Kimberly Heck rikiheck at
Sun Jan 24 18:50:34 UTC 2021

On 1/24/21 1:32 PM, Paul A. Rubin wrote:
> 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) 

The difference here is between \newpage, which is what New Page gives
you, and \pagebreak, which is what Page Break gives you.

> necessarily "stretches" the page in the sense of the problem raised on
> the user list.

Both our user guide, section 3.5.5, and this page:

say that \pagebreak stretches the page, though it does not always seem
to do so.


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