LaTeX, MS Word, asking questions, LyX (was Re: [OS X TeX] 1/2" margins)
will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Oct 13 07:22:26 EDT 2006
On Oct 13, 2006, at 3:28 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> For example, if geometry is considered the standard modern way of
> defining page layout in LaTeX --- as opposed to redefining
> \textwidth etc. as I have done until now ---, then:
> - Its commands should be reduced --- if necessary --- to a minimal
> functional set.
> - Their working and naming --- if necessary --- should be put in
> line with those in core LaTeX.
> - All incompatibilities --- if any --- should be resolved.
> - The documentation --- if necessary --- should be reduced so as to
> contain all the information necessary for operating the package but
> nothing more.
> - Finally the package should be moved to latex/required.
I distinctly remember a member of the LaTeX3 team asking someone to
submit a piece arguing that geometry should be added to latex/
required and describing the benefits and issues thereof.
Arguably, since the publication of _The LaTeX Companion, 2nd ed._,
LaTeX 2e has gone into maintenance and all of this sort of effort is
what's going to be happening in LaTeX3, no?
Or maybe we should all be experimenting w/ ANT. It's at once very
LaTeX-like, but also wildly different. In particular it has a _way_
cool layout model which supports multiple over-lapping ``galleys''
which should solve all sorts of multiple column graphics placement
issues (that's what I'm working on right now)
senior graphic designer
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