[texhax] Interested in using TeX and joining TUG
Rajesh Kumar Mallah
mallah at trade-india.com
Wed Dec 10 17:46:00 CET 2003
I represent a commercial company which is exploring options
to automate typesetting of its yearly publication. We currently
To my mind TeX or LaTeX comes first because its meant for it
and i have little experience.
However i require help in overcoming some specific TeX/LateX
related problem that i am facing.
We intend to donate to the Development Fund or pay consultancy fees
appreciation of the help.
I shall brefily descibe what we want to do and what is the problem i face.
We publish directory every year using PageMaker for typesetting . This
is really tedious and time consuming. We plan to automate it as our data
is already oraganied in an RDBMS .
The Directory is a /four column/ document and the pages have /headers
and footers/. Inside the page the text flows from top to bottom in a
and the columns are filled from left to right.
The actual problem is due to the presence of /figures /that can /span/
columns anywhere where in the page . A typical page could contain number
of 1 column figures and 1-2 fugures that can span multiple columns.
I have tried using the /multicol/ package with hints in
but the problem is when the figure extends beyond 1 colum the figure
overlaps the text (the figure becoming transparent)
Any help extended for the solution will really be appreciated.
Looking forward to a positive reply
Rajesh Kumar Mallah.
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