[texhax] A problem of `strechability'

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Sep 28 15:43:20 CEST 2014

Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Hi all.
> using, in a document of mine, the LaTeX command `\nopagebreak', the page gets
> roughly cut and risults to be unnaturaly shortened much too before it should
> be.  Why does then LaTeX not use its capabilities of `stretchability'?

(La)TeX has no inherent stretchability; you, the user, need to provide
that stretchability by ensuring that \parskip, \baselineskip, or
whichever skips you would like to stretch, include "plus" components
in their values.

Philip Taylor

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