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10.2 \newpage

Synopsis:

\newpage

End the current page. This command is robust (see \protect).

LaTeX’s page breaks are optimized so ordinarily you only use this command in a document body to polish the final version, or inside commands.

While the commands \clearpage and \cleardoublepage also end the current page, in addition they clear pending floats (see \clearpage & \cleardoublepage). And, if LaTeX is in two-column mode then \clearpage and \cleardoublepage end the current page, possibly leaving an empty column, while \newpage only ends the current column.

In contrast with \pagebreak (see \pagebreak & \nopagebreak), the \newpage command will cause the new page to start right where requested. This

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this
continent,
\newpage
\noindent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the
proposition that all men are created equal.

makes a new page start after ‘continent,’ and the cut-off line is not right justified. In addition, \newpage does not vertically stretch out the page, as \pagebreak does.


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