[OS X TeX] OT: where lines align

Piet van Oostrum piet at cs.uu.nl
Thu Nov 18 06:35:19 EST 2004

>>>>> Matthew Hills <hills_tex at tina.stanford.edu> (MH) wrote:

MH> On Nov 17, 2004, at 3:51 PM, Jan Anderssen wrote:
>> \disclaimer{this is not mac specific, but i hope that all you helpful
>> knowledgeable people on this list will be sympathetic with my quest for a
>> nice looking page layout and not mind the question.}
>> there are those _nice looking_ books where lines align across pages -- 
>> maybe not each single one, but the majority of them. so two pages would
>> typically look like the ones below, and if you hold the page against a
>> lit background you see the lines on front and back be on the same height.

MH>  From using InDesign, I've seen this referred to as "baseline grid."

MH> No idea how this is handled by LaTeX -- a google search turned
MH> up a few plaintive cries for help, so I assume that it isn't handled
MH> well...

There is experimental code in the LaTeX3 projects directory which contains
an output routine that handles this, and also does multicolumn pages with

Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl>
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