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From: Julius Dittmar <>
Subject: Re: [bug] Export to latex truncates long subsections (WE attached)
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 10:42:35 +0100
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Am 19.11.20 um 05:58 schrieb Tim Cross:
> Vladimir Nikishkin <> writes:
>> So what is the status of this story?
>> I believe that if one exports an org file with sufficiently many empty
>> TODO headings (to me, it seems a perfectly valid use case of org,
>> printing lists of TODOs), they won't fit on a single page, and latex
>> will drop them. Would the latex snippet in this thread be a good
>> candidate for inclusion into org as a canned trick?
>> On Tue, 27 Aug 2019 at 14:57, Vladimir Nikishkin <> wrote:
>>> I have indeed investigated the issue, and this is the link:
>>> To make the long story short, the folowing trick is needed to allow
>>> page breaks after headings (which is a completely standard case in
>>> -org).
>>> #+begin_src latex
>>> \usepackage{xpatch}
>>> \makeatletter
>>> % This is not recommended, because it can break several things
>>> \xpatchcmd{\@afterheading}{\@nobreaktrue}{\@nobreakfalse}{%
>>> \typeout{WARNING: \string\@afterheading\space broken}%
>>> }{%
>>> \@latexerr{ERROR: Cannot patch \string\@afterheading}\@ehd%
>>> }
>>> \makeatother
>>> #+end_src
>>> Shall this trick be considered for inclusion in 'org' officially?
>>> I mean, having lists of empty headings is a perfectly standard use case for org.
> What are the implications of doing this? In particular, the comment
>>> % This is not recommended, because it can break several things
> Many people have quite complex environments for generating Latex and we
> would need to be certain that adding this package doesn't 'break several
> things'.

For one thing, it allows something (La)TeX tries to circumvent: page
breaks immediately after a section heading. In normal documents, that's
something you want to avoid as much as possible.

Perhaps another approach would be more fitting, but it needs changing
the LaTeX output routine: Have org add something invisible after a
heading in case that heading's body is empty. That makes page breaks
possible (after that invisible something) without changing the behaviour
for non-empty sections.

Just my thoughts,
Julius Dittmar

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-19  9:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-26  3:46 Vladimir Nikishkin
2019-08-26  9:47 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2019-08-27  6:57   ` Vladimir Nikishkin
2019-08-27  7:42     ` Julius Dittmar
2019-08-27  8:10       ` Tim Cross
2020-11-19  3:41     ` Vladimir Nikishkin
2020-11-19  4:58       ` Tim Cross
2020-11-19  9:42         ` Julius Dittmar [this message]
2020-11-19 10:13       ` Eric S Fraga
2020-11-19 11:28         ` Tim Cross
2020-11-19 12:09           ` Eric S Fraga
2020-11-19 11:09       ` Maxim Nikulin
2019-08-26 10:12 ` Julius Dittmar

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