[OS X TeX] LaTeX brain puzzle

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Wed Sep 14 14:03:50 CEST 2005

Geoff Vallis wrote:

> This is slightly off-topic, being a latex question in general and not  
> OSX specific, but brain-teaser addicts or clever macro writers might  
> have the answer.
> I need to reference a table by page number. If the table has a label  
> in it called mylabel then I can write: 'See the table on page \pageref 
> {mylabel}.'
> But if the table is on the same page, or the next page, as the  
> referencing sentence this looks  bit silly. In that case I would like  
> to say, for example, 'see the table at the top of this page.' Thus, I  
> would like a macro, let's say called \cleverref{}, that I use instead  
> of \pageref{} that does the following:
>  1.  If the label is on the same page as \cleverref{} itself, it  expands
>      to 'at the top of this page'.
>  2.  If the label is on the next page as \cleverref{} itself, it  expands
>      to 'on the next page'.
>  3.  Otherwise it expands to 'on page \pageref{}'.
> Any ideas? Please cc me directly as well as responding to the list.

I don't have time to check right now but I am almost certain that 
prettyref does that but it might not be sufficiently flexible in other ways.
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