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Re: bad page breaks and ugly formatting

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: bad page breaks and ugly formatting
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 14:03:09 -0500

Hi Werner,

    If @unnumberedsubsubsec is immediately followed by @deffn, texinfo.tex
    allows a break right after the title.  

I'll see if it can be fixed, but no promises :).
If you just write a line of regular text after the section command, it
should do better.

    For example, address@hidden@end deffn' immediately followed by
    @unnumberedsubsubsec provides more vertical space after the header
    line than before it.

Can you send me the source?  Can't debug these things in a vacuum.

    BTW, the vertical stretching sometimes produces bizarre results (see
    attached image).  Wouldn't it be better to allow a certain amount of a
    ragged bottom?  

The problem is that on regular text pages, the bottom lines should be
aligned.  It would look bad to have a ton of stretch at the bottom of
each page, overwhelming all the other various glues on the page.

    Or the other way, wouldn't it be better to limit
    vertical stretching to avoid such artefacts?

I don't know any way to do that in TeX -- if there's any stretch at all,
it will stretch as needed (possibly generating an underfull box

I assume there's a huge unbreakable block on the next page,
hence the large stretching.  Might be time to resort to @tex \vfill @end
tex before that :).

Stepan, do you have any ideas?


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