Sebastian Rahtz writes: > no, i was serious for once. I had a sneaking suspicion this was the case, but I was too scared to admit it to myself! > TeX is ok, in this context, but once we go > outside that, its C++ or Java, please. If Phil Taylor is listening and > says `WEB!' I shall scream (silently) I was going to mention the W word but I thought I had better keep quiet. At the moment, Java is a moving target. I would rather ISO standard C than a flavour of C++. Anyway, we're getting sidetracked . . . . > what do you have in mind? N articles being combined into one journal > issue? Robin Fairbairns was working on that for TUGboat, and > Matt (where is he now?) Swift discussed in some detail a few years > ago. Yes, that's what I had in mind. I think that is the `bigger issue' here. Getting page numbers etc. right is just a `symptom' of a bigger `disease'. > Elsevier, for what its worth, combines articles at the printing level:-} I'm surprised. A pity. We should be able to do much better. MS Word (for instance) may not do this sort of thing much better, but it does it better. A challenge to us all!