[texhax] environment with smaller typeface and narrower margins

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Sep 5 16:15:43 CEST 2006

On Sep 4, 2006, at 9:25 AM, Jonathan Myles wrote:

> Is there a way of defining an environment, {query} say,
> so that I can write
> %%%%%%%%%%%%%
> Bloggs et al explain that.....
> \begin{query}
>  is my understanding of this correct? Can we improve it by....
> \end{query}
> They then go on ....
> %%%%%%%%%
> and my query will come out in a different typeface with narrower  
> margins?

Yes. However, you need to ask yourself how this will interact at page  

If they're to be a part of the typeset book, and to break across  
pages, this requires a fair bit of work --- it's been discussed on  

If it's okay for them to be set monolithically, all one one or the  
other side of a page break (usually carried to the next page if too  
close to the bottom) then it's quite straightforward (just create a  
macro to put everything in a parbox along with a font change  
command). The memoir manual has a fairly lengthy and detailed bit on  
it, as well as an environment to use for it.

Here's the FAQ page on this;



William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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