[OS X TeX] [Slightly OT] Special formatting for first page

Jon Breitenbucher kahless at mac.com
Mon Jun 28 20:50:41 CEST 2004

On Jun 28, 2004, at 10:09 AM, Siep Kroonenberg wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 09:39:46AM -0400, Jon Breitenbucher wrote:
>> I tried this question on text.comp.tex and got nothing. So I'll try
>> here with the hope that someone can help.
>> I am trying to set up a LaTeX template for my MAA student section
>> newsletter. The first page of this newsletter has a masthead which is
>> about 2.5 inches high. I have used the geometry package to layout the
>> page and can set the headheight to 2.5 inches to get the first page to
>> look write. However, the header graphic on the rest of the pages is
>> only .5 inches and the 2.5 inch headheight is too big on those pages.
>> What I would like to know is if it is possible to set headheight to be
>> different in different parts of the document? Right now this is based
>> off of the article class with twocolumns. Is there another document
>> class that would be better? I can provide a PDF of the current format.
>> TIA
> Don't put the masthead in the page header.
> Try something like:
> \thispagestyle{empty}
> \twocolumn[\masthead]
> You may have to use some trickery to make the masthead start higher
> than the normal start of the page e.g. define the \masthead macro as
> a minipage which starts with \vspace*{-2in}.
> -- 
> Siep Kroonenberg

This worked. Thanks. Now I need to force a the columns on the last page 
to be less than half a page long. The newsletter is folded in half and 
the last half page is for the return address and mailing adress. Any 
way to do this? Ideally I'd like the last half page to be a graphic 
spanning both columns with the text from the first column wrapping to 
the top of the second. These things were very easy to set up in 
InDesign, but the students don't have ID and even if they did I don't 
have time to teach them how to use it.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. 
(Albert Einstein)

Jon Breitenbucher
The College of Wooster
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Wooster, Ohio 44691

jbreitenbuch at wooster.edu

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