[OS X TeX] Re: Preparing A Textbook Using Mac/TeX
Axel E. Retif
axretif at igo.com.mx
Wed Oct 4 00:01:47 CEST 2006
On Oct 3, 2006, at 07:02 , William Adams wrote:
> On Oct 3, 2006, at 7:50 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> From the original page for the book:
>> there's a sample available at:
>> I think that's what Axel was speaking about,
Yes, indeed. Thank you.
>> and in it I can't see the widow etc. you were speaking of -- apart
>> from the resolution of the screenshots, which is bad indeed.
> Well, low resolution and they don't seem to've turned on the
> interpolation key.
I have to agree. But they are readable, nonetheless.
> Okay, instead we have:
> - single word as last line of a paragraph
Which for many is acceptable, as long as the text is longer than
paragraph indent, as in last paragraph of page 54; though I admit
that penultimate paragraph of the document (p. 60) looks rather ugly.
> - spreads don't cross-align (and yes, I did take into consideration
> the matter of the chapter beginning on a left and compared pgs. 56
> and 57 which face each other)
> - marginal notes are obnoxiously large and confusable w/ text
> - some pretty bad hyphenations typogra-
> phy or breaking a unit away from its value, e.g., 10
> points or hyphenating the last word of a paragraph, Chap-
> ter 5.
> - two word stack, ``...testing
> Not quite as egregious as the sample in question, but still not what
> I'd term ``excellent''
Of course you're right ---not excellent and not even acceptable.
Originally, I was only mentioning that the sample chapter from A-W
was justified, hyphenated, with acceptable screenshots and no widows.
Apparently, this book was produced with an application designed for
They have samples in their site ---the mathematical sample is really
horrible, worst than Word's. Quite better are the Publicon results:
(viewed with Firefox, that is, as Victor Ivrii pointed out to me).
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