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William Adams <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 17 Mar 2003 14:21:11 -0500
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Javier Bezos said:
> Then, let's imagine the following: a GUI (Perl/Tk, Python/Tkinter,
> Java/Swing... what you like) which will allow to draw the areas
> in the page and define their meanings -- page dependent and "flowing".
> Unfortunately, flow text areas must have the same width (well, if these
> areas contain only text one could devise a way to change the width
> by measuring the remaining space and then applying \parshape if
> necessary). While still limited (no text wrapping figures), it would
> make *a lot* easier to design more fancier layouts.

As an examplar of this, wasn't there a recent post of a technique to
use a drawing program (xfig?) to draw shapes which could then be
processed to create the tex code for a \parshape

Hmm, doing a Google(TM) search for this yields a reference for
`fig2sty' (said to be buggy)

but nothing else---could've sworn it was in relation to using TeX to
typeset a CD (the label itself, not a jewelcase insert or booklet),
but I'm not finding it....

and Peter Wilson said:
> I must admit that I never thought that there would be a requirement
> to relocate headers/footers on long/short page pairs.

I can't imagine there would be---I was thinking about
footnotes---obviously I'm not thinking clearly today.


Will go back to lurking and learning.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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