# [OS X TeX] Q: getting a layout optimized for screen reading?

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at latex-project.org
Wed Apr 20 10:18:00 EDT 2005

On Tue, 19 Apr 2005 18:52:18 -0700, Michael McCracken
<michael_mccracken at mac.com> wrote:

> Hi, can anyone give me advice on generating a screen-optimized PDF of an
> article?
>
> I would like to be able to produce versions of articles that are easier
>
> pdfscreen seems like it is almost what I want, but it has a lot of
> features I don't want - I'm not interested in a control panel,
> background colors, or any other presentation features.
>
> I want to be able to use the article source without modifying it, and
> get a PDF that won't require scrolling vertically on a wide-screen
> laptop.
>
> Ideally, it'd display 3 columns for each page, and have each page be in
> portrait orientation with an aspect ratio that'll fit nicely on a screen:
> a 4:3 aspect ratio is probably best, although if I could get that and
> 13:9 also, that'd be great.

Try fiddling with the settings of this example.

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
% This part if you want the alternate format
\usepackage{multicol,geometry}
\geometry{
landscape,
papersize={9cm,13cm},
textwidth=12cm,
textheight=8cm
}
\AtBeginDocument{\begin{multicols}{3}}
\AtEndDocument{\end{multicols}}
% end of tweaks.
\begin{document}
\input{tufte}
\input{tufte}\par
\input{tufte}
\input{tufte}

\end{document}
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Morten
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