Re: [NTG-context] PDFTeX sources

2004-07-30 Thread Hans Hagen
Salman Khilji wrote:
Any inputs on this matter?
 

maybe ask tacoh [EMAIL PROTECTED], or even better, look into his metatex (separate list)  

Hans 

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Re: [NTG-context] PDFTeX sources

2004-07-30 Thread Taco Hoekwater
On Thu, 29 Jul 2004 20:44:37 -0700
Salman Khilji [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 1)  I want to know the simplest way (and the minimal way) to compile PDFTeX on 
 Windows.  From the manual, I see that you have to download
 
 I want to be able to compile pdfTeX from sources using an already available 
 DSP (MS Visual C++ project file)---this means it should somehow use an 
 already existing config.h file.
 
 I downloaded the MikTeX sources, but it comes with 65535 other files and 
 directories that I do not need and also mandates the download of Cygwin.

I don't think there is an 'easy and minimal way' atm, especially not for pdftex 
which needs a number of libraries available at compile time. 
 
 2)  Basically, I want to learn a little about the internals of pdfTeX to 
 investigate if I can take the PDF specific C source code out of it and 

Isolation would be very hard I believe. pdftex makes changes all over (e.g. to 
allow justification improvements and creation of arbitrary pdf objects).

 somehow use then in the TeX++ project (which is a reincarnation of CommonTeX, 
 which was an implementation of TeX written in C from scratch by Pat Monardo).  

Tell me more (off-list), it seems we are doing more or less the same thing!  

You might want to look at the sources on this location: 

  http://www.metatex.org/

The CXTeX sources are not bug-free, but it compiles usable pdf documents cf. 
pdfetex. They are based on a manual conversion (by me) of the web sources.
It is a lot easier to setup than a full blown TeX installation, but it does 
use autoconf, so it will need some work to get it compile without msys/cygwin.

Greetings, Taco

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Re: [NTG-context] on posters, again

2004-07-30 Thread Eros Albertazzi
Hans Hagen wrote:
\setlayerframed[preset=lefttop][offset=1cm,align=normal]{the content}
my first asking was: offset? where did it get it?
then in texshow-web (altough rather empthy) I found \setupframed
but still I have hard time to grasp the picture globally, and I do wish
to be more independent. So sorry
However,anyhow.. I put it, but it has no effect
I use contex from tetex from SuSe 9.1, should I move to TeXlive+pragma?
Or is just something relate to my .tex file?

the best appoach is to typeset the doc and poster indepently, see 
attached file


it's far from perfect but it shows the idea; now, if you (and maybe 
others) can cook up specs of what you want, i can make a series of 
s-pos-*.tex files that you can then built upon; a kind of on-line 
tutorial in style writing; when done, you can write a myway document an 
article for the maps  -)
not sure if I am ready to understand all but I'll be working on..
on what I consider a rather more advanced approch respect to my
experience than your previous poster template with which I have been
almost able to reproduce (with better typo and easy composition) a
previous openoffice work..
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Re: [NTG-context] on posters, again

2004-07-30 Thread Hans Hagen
Eros Albertazzi wrote:
my first asking was: offset? where did it get it?
then in texshow-web (altough rather empthy) I found \setupframed
but still I have hard time to grasp the picture globally, and I do wish
to be more independent. So sorry
it pas back to play a while with \framed since it is used all over the 
place

\framed[offset=overlay,align=normal]{\input tufte\relax}
\framed[offset=none,align=normal]{\input tufte\relax}
\framed[offset=3cm,align=normal]{\input tufte\relax}
However,anyhow.. I put it, but it has no effect
I use contex from tetex from SuSe 9.1, should I move to TeXlive+pragma?
Or is just something relate to my .tex file?
hm, i'm not sure if that version has layers, often linxu distributions 
are behind

Hans
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