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William Adams <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 15 Feb 2008 09:28:38 -0500
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On Feb 12, 2008, at 4:57 PM, Frank Mittelbach wrote:

> the problem that
> this OR is intending to tackle and resolve: multicolumn layout with  
> flexible
> float handling
> so using an interface that says "don't do that then" isn't really  
> what I'm
> looking for

Just read through what's been posted thus far briefly, but wanted to  
comment on a couple of desires:

  - view-together rules --- an ability to require that an ad and its  
listing appear on a spread (or even on the same page)

  - separation rules --- the ad for this car dealership can't appear  
on the same spread as a competing dealership.

  - optional floats, e.g., filler ads --- if a listing and its ad need  
to be on a page, and there's no room for the ad on a right page, pad  
that page out w/ a filler ad (or graphic) from a list provided at the  
beginning of the document (or section)

It seems pretty obvious we'd want more than just htbp for options  

Ages ago, I posted a description of the workflow which I use in paging  
a document by hand --- it's all pretty obvious stuff, but it does all  
come down to trial and error and examining and discarding n- 
possibilities until the section / chapter comes out as desired.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications