[texhax] twocolumn with lineno per page centered and only once for both columns
uwe.lueck at web.de
Wed Dec 14 09:27:02 CET 2011
"Dieter Studer" <dieterstuder at yahoo.com> on 13.12.2011 wrote:
> Dear support,
Why don't you ask the package authors?
On the other hand, I almost never try tricks with lineno
and so must RTFM myself for each request.
> I've been searching some info for a couple of hours now,
> but I haven't been able to find anything in the multicol or
> lineno documentation nor on-line
> (except for another person asking the same question
> without getting an answer).
Where was that?
> I would like to use a twocolumn layout (preferably with multicol,
> but [twocolumn] would be fine, too)
Although Stephan applied a trick to achieve compatibility
with multicol, a little trying after another request indicated
that multicol columns cannot be numbered with lineno.
I have received a little grant from the TeX Development Fund
for updating lineno and something more, let's see what I can
do with this (when I am not busy with customers).
> and I would like to number the lines in the gap between the columns.
> For both the left column and the right column I would like to use
> the same line number (or alternatively only use the line number
> for the left column and discard/suppress the line number for the
> right column). The line number ought to start over on each page (pagewise).
> If it would work with memoir and XeLaTeX that would be extra nice.
lineno at least works with XeXaTeX in general, and XeLaTeX
should not restrict lineno's functionality. However, a problem
with polyglossia has been reported recently.
> Line1 1 Line5
> Line2 2 Line6
> Line3 3 Line7
> Line4 4 Line8
> Line09 1 Line13
> Line10 2 Line14
> Line11 3 Line15
> Line12 4 Line16
> I know this is a little extravagant, but I would like to do this
> for backwards compatibility with a publication published in Word.
Did Word number the lines?
> Do you think this is possible at all (with my very limited TeX-skills)?
> Thanks for any kind of advice (and if it's RTFM, as long as you
> can give me a hint as to which manual).
An idea (I may try myself a little later):
1. Use packge options [columnwise,switch*] (unfortunately, package options
seem not to be dealt with in a salient way in TFM, see Section 6.4),
or use \columnwiselinenumbers and \switchlinenumbers*.
The order of the commands may matter, those tricks are too much for me
right now. Without the dirty trick following, such tricks should produce
right-hand line numbers for the left-hand column and left-hand line numbers
for the right-hand column.
2. Dirty trick: \let\makeLineNumberLeft\relax.
3. Adjust \linenumbersep for "centering" the line numbers.
Hope that helps
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