[OS X TeX] orphaned section titles (OT)

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Wed Apr 13 11:04:54 EDT 2005

On Apr 13, 2005, at 11:00 AM, Luis Sequeira wrote:

> A friend of mine, whom I have encouraged to use LaTeX, has 
> "complained" to me that he is getting some "orphaned" section titles - 
> i.e. section titles that appear as the very last thing in a page, with 
> the actual text of the section only appearing in the next page.
> I have not been able to reproduce this and I agree with him that this 
> ought not to happen...
> I appreciate any comments and suggestions on how to deal with this odd 
> behavior.
> (while not specifically OS X related, the problem did occur using Mac 
> OS X, so I guess this makes it slightly on-topic)

I have never seen this happen unless the person has either redefined 
the section title commands or has explicitly inserted some extra space 
between the section title and the text that follows. When you say that 
you have been unable to reproduce the behavior, do you mean that the 
same source typeset on your installation does not do it? It would be 
really helpful to see the source that is doing this -- can you provide 

Best regards,

-- Gary

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