[texhax] irregular boundaries
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jun 6 00:24:00 CEST 2003
> Is there a package that can give me a non-straight column edge? I
> would like something that will make my text follow the contour of an
parshape? i've never used it, but all the tricksy demos i've seen have
looked impressive. none of them have been as simple as this
mind you, i did a flier for tug 2000 by simply messing around with
ragged right text to make it fit. (miracle it did, of course...)
> I'm also interested in finding a package to provide
> centered insets (like for a pull quote) in twocolumn LaTeX printing.
> The wrapfig package can sort of do this second in one column or the
> other, but I'd like it centered. The two seem like related problems.
> I've hunted through CTAN, but didn't recognize or see anything that
> would do what I have in mind. (Though perhaps I just don't know what
> to call this.) I wrote something that mostly works for simple LaTeX
> documents, but does the general-purpose solution already exist?
look at macros/latex/contrib/supported/wrapfig/multiple-span.txt on
ctan (make sure you're using a fixed-pitch font to read the ascii
this is a scheme for (tediously) doing the job by hand, with much
scratching around and re-running latex.
the problem is that there's nothing much to hang an automated solution
on, so manually is probably the only real way.
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