[NTG-context] figure in the middle of the page

Hans van der Meer hansm at science.uva.nl
Mon Jun 19 22:23:21 CEST 2006

A strut is something with height and depth which is not really what  
you want, because it takes some vertical space away.
Ususally what I use is a TeX primitive "\null" that typesets an empty  
box; I don't think its typesetting will differ significantly from  
typesetting a strut:

Hans van der Meer

On Jun 19, 2006, at 18:56, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:

> Andrea,
> I'm not a real expert, but what I've understood: \strut is an  
> invisible
> character with no width but the maximum lineheight (cont-eni, p. 72).
> TeX discards glue such as \vfill or \hfill at the beginning of
> horizontal or vertical boxes, so you have to fool it into believing
> there is something before your \vfill. You could have an empty \vbox,
> but \strut is the fastest and easiest way of achieving this.
> Thomas
> On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 17:55 +0200, andrea valle wrote:
>> Thanks Thomas,
>> it works nice.
>> I still have not understood: what does \strut mean?
>> Best
>> -a-
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