[OS X TeX] Side by Side

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Sat Apr 2 08:18:30 CEST 2011

On 02/04/2011 05:06, Don Green Dragon wrote:
> Hi All,
> Reading The LaTeX Companion (2nd) is an exercise in frustration and amazement. What constantly amazes me are their displays where, for example, two boxes of prose will appear side by side. On page 140 there is an example wherein theorem-like environments are defined --- source code for that given --- then the typeset version of that code is placed "on the left" while the source code sits to the right. I understand the code, but have no clue how they set things up so that (roughly displayed)
> Typeset version		Source code is to the
> intrudes into		right of the typeset
> left margin and		version and extends to
> into the page		the regular right margin.
> The example in question is 3-3-20. How in heavens name do they do that?
> The above is prompted by trying to include a small figure as if it were in inline mode; ie., something like
> 	The line begins here and the icon <<figure for icon>> is placed within the line.
> I expected that what I tried would not work, and I was not disappointed!  ;-)

The way that it was done for the book was to use multiple LaTeX passes.
Each example is a separate LaTeX file, which was compiled independently.
The source was then included by reading the file verbatim, while the
output went in as an image. This is mentioned at the end of the book.
Joseph Wright

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