[texhax] Non-proportional font availability
will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Aug 7 21:00:05 CEST 2006
On Aug 7, 2006, at 1:38 PM, hgi at shaw.ca wrote:
> I now have a nice, in-house, two-column newsletter that our branch
> uses to generate awareness in other branches. It goes out once a
> month, is a one-pager (two sides), yet presents some useful
> I'm now setting it up so everything can be generated automatically
> using a Python program to generate the Tex (LaTex) code.
> My difficulty is that I have little "title bars" in blue (with
> white text inside) just above each tiny section. So it would be
> great, when titles are entered, to know that a titlebar is say, 50
> characters in width and since the heading itself is (for example)
> 30 chars in width, I need to pad 20 characters with the blue
> colour. In this way all titlebars are exactly the same width,
> regardless of how much text they contain.
> So I am wondering if there is a fairly nice looking font that I
> might access for titles, that is likely non-proportional, so I can
> dynamically create equal-width titlebars throughout my little
Why do this based on character count?
Wrap it up in a box which is \textwidth wide and format the box
appropriately and let TeX work things out.
senior graphic designer
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