[OS X TeX] Lab Manual

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 21:39:07 EST 2009

On Jan 12, 2009, at 6:15 PM, david craig wrote:

> I have a long laboratory manual currently set in memoir.   The  
> plethora of memoir's options befuddle me, I admit.

1) I have never got within less than ° from "memoir"

> I have two problems/questions:
> # 1:
> The manual's labs are the chapters.   I have tried various easily- 
> breakable kludges to make sure that the chapters always begin on  
> the right-hand side of the "book" so that labs may be removed from  
> the manual as individual units.   My kludges reliably fail me.
> What is the PROPER way to make sure that chapters always begin on  
> the right side of the page layout?

2) Here is the beginning of my book:

		\usepackage{RAFv3-0_PreambleV13}%This is where the packages I am  
using are listed, plus newcommands etc.


{\Large \textsc{Reasonable Algebraic Functions}}


     \title{\Huge{Reasonable Algebraic Functions}}
     \author{A. Schremmer}


     Copyright \copyright  2006, 2007, 2008  A. Schremmer. Permission  
is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the  
terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later  
version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant  
Section\footnote{Educologists who deem the footnotes   
``inflammatory'' need only turn them off by uncommenting  
``renewcommand-footnote'' in the ADJUSTMENTS TO DOCUMENT.}, no Front- 
Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is  
included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".



\raisebox{-60mm}{To Alain and Julien.}



%- - - - - - -
\part{Setting Up The Stage}

%1 - Introduction: I-O, GlobalRule, Rulers & Screens, Finite, Plot vs  
Graph, Size (large, small)


It shouldn't be too hard actually to typeset the above.

> #2:
> I would like to add a cover to the manual.   I have an image I  
> would like to fill the page, and want to set some cover text over  
> it.   (If I must, I suppose I could add the text in an image editor.)
> How do I include the cover as part of the book/manual -- followed  
> by a blank page (inside the cover, that is -- or not blank, as the  
> case may be), then the title page, then a blank page (back of title  
> page), the toc (on the right side), and then the rest of the book.

3) As for the image, I would open it in Intaglio, put it in one  
layer, create the text in another layer, play with the transparency  
and then SAVE in Intaglio for later editing, then SAVE A COPY as  
cropped pdf for insertion in the book with \includegraphics.

Best wishes

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