[Tex/LaTex] the difference between “Page Break” and “New Page”?


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\pagebreak vs \newpage

In LyX/LaTeX,
What is the difference between "Page Break" and "New Page"?

They both seem to do the same to me.

Best Answer

If you use \newpage, the page will be directly "cut off" and a new one will begin. The text/paragraphs on the page will not be affected in any way. If you do this, you might have a lot of empty space on that page.

With \pagebreak, the paragraphs on the cut page will spread out over the page, so you will not have empty space at the bottom. The old page will not look like it is the end of a chapter.

Here is an example of the results of a \pagebreak and a \newpage (the pictures show the page on which the command was written. The commands are written at the end of each page to start a new one.):