Re: [NTG-context] good layout for tech manual

2009-05-08 Thread Thomas Floeren

Hi,

I’m doing also manuals (utility vehicles), graphics are mainly not  
screenshots but drawings (or photos), but I have also chapters which  
consist mainly in screenshots (of a 640px or so  control device).

My messures refere to A5 landscape.
Best solution for me so far: a constant margin of about 45 mm where I  
can put my images/screenshots in; the images go in as  
\placefloat[margin]; so they are always aligned on top and  
respecting each other;). Sometimes I do a  \margintext or \inmargin  
but preferably vers the end of the production.
It happens that on some pages the margin will be empty. For me this is  
ok.
The advantage is, that you’ll rest quite flexible, when you have to  
insert new things or to replace images. The flow-text flow is quite  
good.


In annexe I put my env-file (a bit cleaned-up), so you can get an idea  
(once again: its a5 landscape).


env_rxt_cleaned.tex
Description: Binary data
Although a bit cleaned it contain s much stuff of a context newby, but  
maybe you get the idea.


Hope I could help

Greetings from Switzerland
Thomas



On May 5, 2009, at 18:17 , Markus Hubig wrote:


Hi @all,

at the moment I'm writing a tech manual with a lt of screenshots  
 plots.
I've played around to find the perfect layout for my document but  
I'm not fully

satisfied with what I have till now.

8---schnipp-

\setuppapersize[A4][A4]
\setuplayout [topspace=25mm,
  bottomspace=50mm,
  backspace=30mm,
  leftmargin=23mm,
  rightmargin=23mm]

8---schnapp-

The big problem I have is because of the many screenshots there's a  
lot

of unused space in my document. Maybe some of you can give me a  tip
for a better layout ...

Markus

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[NTG-context] good layout for tech manual

2009-05-05 Thread Markus Hubig
Hi @all,

at the moment I'm writing a tech manual with a lt of screenshots 
plots.
I've played around to find the perfect layout for my document but I'm not
fully
satisfied with what I have till now.

8---schnipp-

\setuppapersize[A4][A4]
\setuplayout [topspace=25mm,
  bottomspace=50mm,
  backspace=30mm,
  leftmargin=23mm,
  rightmargin=23mm]

8---schnapp-

The big problem I have is because of the many screenshots there's a lot
of unused space in my document. Maybe some of you can give me a  tip
for a better layout ...

Markus

-- 
---it's like this--
even samurai have teddy bears
and even teddy bears get drunk
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