[texhax] \nobreaks shrinks following text

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Mar 30 00:02:29 CEST 2009

The problem (whatever it is) is not at line 56
(\footline = ...) but earlier, and I do not
want to have to debug your code before I can
help you with your problem.  Please send
a document that compiles /without changes/
and which demonstrates the problem, and I will
then willingly look at it.

Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>>> I correct myself: it's not that \nobreaks adds extra vertical glue, but that
>>> it shrinks the text that follows in the current paragraph.  Can anybody
>>> explain why?
> Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> writes:
>> I think we need to see your document ...
> I'm attaching it.  Do: `tex test', and: if you comment out the line `\nobreak'
> in the definition of \myparagraph, then page 1 will contain less text: this
> means that the presence there of \nobreak shrinks the page.  I wish to better
> understand this phenomena and why it happens, and whether it is possible to
> avoid it: after all, the effect I expect from putting a \nobreak is prevent
> page breaking, not shrinking page length.
> Thanks, bye
> Rodolfo
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