# Re: [NTG-context] \emptylines non-functional

```Aditya Mahajan <mailto:adit...@umich.edu>
9. September 2015 16:19
On Wed, 9 Sep 2015, Hans Hagen wrote:```
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How does this differ from \blank[2*line] etc? vertical glue?
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1. When the empty lines are inserted at a line break they are kept with \emptylines but when you use \blank the glue disappears at the begin of the page.
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2. When you use \blank to insert empty lines before (or after) another environment which uses \blank to insert vertical space only the larger value is used.
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Wolfgang
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