[tex-eplain] Indexing and numberedlist

John R. Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Fri Aug 3 23:02:51 CEST 2007

On Friday 03 August 2007, Oleg Katsitadze wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 07:54:37AM +0000, Adam Fenn wrote:
> > That's a pdftex option, but I have to go TeX > DVIPS > ps2pdf
> > because I use pstricks as well. Is there a way for me to get rid
> > of these boxes - they only show up in Acrobat and not in Preview
> > on my Mac - or will I just have to convert my pstricks files to
> > png?
> It is possible, but requires using pdfmarks[1].  I've never really
> looked into this, but IIRC specifying the `-z' option for dvips
> will pass on pdfmark specials into the PS, so that ps2pdf will find
> and use them.  There are many possibilities with pdfmarks, so I was
> planning to make a separate hyperlink driver for pdfmarks -- still
> on my list, sorry.
> Oleg
> [1] http://www.adobe.com/devnet/acrobat/pdfs/pdfmark_reference.pdf
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Context has a module that allows you to use Pstricks yet get pdf as 
the output.  Unfortunately Context and eplain don't play nicely 

Usually a normal pdftex file will process through Context without 

I tried writing my own macro so that I could use the extended indexing 
power of Makeindex in Context. . However every call of the macro 
(equivalent to \sidx) created extra space on the line. 

If just the indexing macros of eplain could be broken out as a 
self-sufficient module then that would be useful in the Context 
environment. But the macros are so complex and intertwined I despair 
of doing that myself. It is postgraduate level work and I still 
operate at the elementary school level.  

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