[texhax] [NTG-pdftex] Passing Underscore

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Sep 20 14:49:19 CEST 2006

On Sep 20, 2006, at 2:16 AM, Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> It would be a severe bug if the documentation said this would
> work and it did not, but that is not the case. As it stands,
> this is a documented limitation: multiple consecutive spaces
> are always collapsed into one.

FWIW, I find the rules for handling filenames arcane enough that in a  
recent project[1], rather than try to sort out all of the special  
cases, I transferred all of the filenames into a spreadsheet (they  
had to be preserved) then duped them, then massaged the duped column  
so as to normalize it to something TeX could easily handle, used a  
utility (File Wrangler) to do the same to a duplicate set of the  
files, then wrapped everything up in a TeX macro which typeset the  
unmodified filename in a verbatim environment and used the modified  
filename to pull in the graphic and print it on the same page as the  
typeset filename at 90% of its original size.


[1] reprinting a ~7,000 pg. government handbook where all the pages  
were provided as single page .pdf files.

William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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