(j3.2006) New papers

Van Snyder Van.Snyder
Tue Jan 15 13:37:57 EST 2008

On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 17:44 +0900, Malcolm Cohen wrote:
> Back on the 08-007: the previous situation of having lots of subclause
> titles at the bottom of a page seems to have been improved somewhat,
> though I have not checked every page for this.  This seems to be the
> result of using a newer version of LaTeX than I did last time.
> Unfortunately itseems to have come at the cost of a few mysterious
> page breaks leaving the bottom 1/3 of the page blank; these are NOT
> because of "\newpage" commands!  My initial investigation indicates
> that it has something to do with large blocks of consecutive
> constraints that don't fit on the page, apparently LaTeX is choosing
> to push the whole block (plus preceding non-constraint) onto the next
> page, as if there were no paragraph break between each of them.  I
> didn't see anything particularly suspicious in the \dcons definition,
> so it is probably an unfortunate interaction between \dcons and line
> numbering and paragraph numbering.  This needs further experimentation
> to work out what is causing it... which I will do later.


Does the problem occur where there are consecutive \dcons with no blank
lines between them?  This might have been done to reduce intercalated
white space by avoiding "new paragraph" breaks.  If so, maybe we can get
the page breaks to come back without adding excessive white space by
putting in paragraph breaks, and then surrounding the block of \dcons
with {\parskip 0pt ... }.


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