[OS X TeX] A non-OS X question

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Apr 6 09:33:58 EDT 2007

On Apr 5, 2007, at 5:13 PM, André Bellaïche wrote:

> Excuse me for asking a TeX/LaTEX question, not related to Mac OS X.
> Does there exist a version of \leftskip\rightskip which works in  
> reverse ways on odd and even pages.
> Say you have a paragraph running on two different pages or more. I  
> would need a macro, call it \outerskip, such that
> {\outerskip 50 pt ..... \par}
> would amount to \rightskip 50pt for the parts of the paragraph  
> laying on odd pages, and to \leftskip 50pt for the parts of the  
> paragraph laying on even pages.

Just use \ifodd to test for which page you're on (\ifodd\value{page})  
--- however there can be errors in this check. See this usenet post  
for lots more information:



William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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