# [texhax] LaTeX

Morten Høgholm moho01ab at student.cbs.dk
Thu Jul 8 21:47:37 CEST 2004

On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 14:36:19 -0400 (EDT), Tom Schneider <toms at ncifcrf.gov>
wrote:

> Philip:
>
>> Vertical skips are, by default, ignored at the top and bottom of pages
>> as
>> are horizontal skips at the beginning and end of lines (for obvious
>> reasons - think about it).
> It's not obvious.  It's annoying since LaTeX refuses to do what I
> explicitly ask it to do.  To get around it I've had to resort to this
> stupid trick:
> $\;$ % invisible math space fools LaTeX into thinking something is there
> \vspace{2 cm}
> ...

You snipped the two lines where Philip explained how to get a space
that'll never disappear: \vspace*{<dimen>} and \hspace*{<dimen>} and also
the example where he showed how to use it. It's not that LaTeX refuses to

Normally when you want to insert a vertical space is is not desirable to
let it have any effect directly after a page break, else you'd just be
getting a new page with the first 2cm blank. This may be what you want for
a titlepage, but that is certainly not the most common behavior sought.
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Morten Høgholm