# [texhax] Re: irregular boundaries

Fri Jun 6 17:27:39 CEST 2003

```Tom said:
> Many thanks to all who replied.  The fig2sty package (which is
> available through Debian, no less) seems close to what I'm after.
> What I really wish for, though, is to be able to write a macro like
>
> blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
> \pullquote{Did you know that blah blah?}
> blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
> blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
>
> And have this appear in a pullquote somewhere on my page.

Interesting. We just did a book which had inset topic arrows somewhat
like to that, but the publisher was quite fussy / explicit about
where they wanted them, so we didn't bother to work up a general
solution.

> But maybe something like that can be worked out from one of these
> suggestions.  I'll have at it.  Fig2sty does look promising, though I
> have to admit its internals are pretty mystifying.

Probably.

> A question: when one is offered a reference to Tugboat, is there some
> source for the text of back issues?  I can't find it online, and it is
> not in any of my three nearest academic libraries.  Those look like
> articles I'd like to read.

<http://www.tug.org/tugboat/>

It's kind of hit-or-miss as to which articles are up for the older
ones, and I've encountered a couple where they .pdf wasn't useful
directly 'cause fonts weren't embedded---looking into fixing that is
a project on my back burner.

William

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