[OS X TeX] Problems customizing report.cls

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Sat Apr 16 17:43:03 EDT 2005

On Apr 16, 2005, at 4:57 PM, Daryl Basil Biberdorf wrote:

> This does not seem to control the gap between the first line of
> the chapter heading and the top margin, however. Setting the 30pt item
> to 0pt makes the first line about 1" from the top margin. I've not
> played with negative amounts, yet, but I suspect there's some other
> dimension in the way. This is, at present, of no real concern to me,
> as I think the 1" is acceptable to the thesis clerk.

OK, I understand what the problem is now.  I have no idea where the 
extra vertical space is coming from and I haven't played with this type 
of setup.  Perhaps it is coming from the report class itself.  Try 
something like:


Of course you can adjust the values to suite your situation.  I also 
find it quite frustrating that a clerk with a ruler has the sole power 
to decide whether or not somebody graduates...


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