[tex-live] Question about my user manual frontmatter

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Sep 10 00:32:11 CEST 2015

On 2015-09-09 at 16:36:07 -0300, Paulo Roberto Massa Cereda wrote:

 > This is probably quite off-topic, but I'd like to hear from you if
 > I should take this jest forward. Long story short, I was planning
 > to include this note in the upcoming arara user manual:

 > http://i.imgur.com/DzNJQhm.png

Hi Paulo,
it's probably better to convert the image to JPEG because that is what
Windows users expect.

PNG files look very strange to Windows users, not to mention vector
graphics...  Optimize the JPEG for maximum compression, Windows users
are accustomed to the artefacts and don't expect anything else.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: DzNJQhm.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 2295 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/attachments/20150910/80363b6e/attachment.jpg>
-------------- next part --------------

The text can be improved too.  Use full justification and set


Microsoft Word users love interword glue.  The more the better.  This
way they can imply that they are using professional software.

Honestly, Computer Modern fonts are too common.  All Windows users use
Comic Sans if they need an individual font.  Maybe you shouldn't be an

 > The icon was freely obtained from an image database and available
 > with no restrictions whatsoever about its usage.

No licence is worse than one that doesn't exist.  I fear that CTAN
will reject your submission if you don't provide a reasonable license

 > I don't want to have hungry lawyers sending me angry letters.

exactly for this reason.


Reinhard Kotucha                            Phone: +49-511-3373112
Marschnerstr. 25
D-30167 Hannover                    mailto:reinhard.kotucha at web.de

More information about the tex-live mailing list