[texhax] top margin problem

Steve Schwartz s.schwartz at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Oct 3 11:12:33 CEST 2008


On Thu, 2008-10-02 at 12:50 -0500, Mackenzie, Anne (LARC-D319) wrote:
> Is it possible to enter something at the top of a page
> that produces a blank but would be counted as part of the text height,
> so that the bottom margins will always look the same? 

What you'd like to do is simply add a \vspace{1in} at the beginning of
the page (or \vskip in plain tex), but (La)TeX will gobble this up. So
you need to put something invisible at the top of the page.



This may skip a bit too much (by \baselineskip it a line gets allocated
by the \phantom) but you can easily adjust the amount of \vspace to get
what you want.

Does this help?

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