[texhax] current position in output
tomfool at as220.org
Sun Dec 28 04:57:22 CET 2008
Uwe Lück <uwe.lueck at web.de> wrote:
> At 01:36 28.12.08, tom sgouros wrote:
> >I don't know if you'll get the precision you seem to be looking for, but
> >you should try playing with \pagetotal, which is a length that marks
> >where you are on the page (measured from the top), and creeps up (down)
> >towards \pagegoal. When it gets to \pagegoal, the page-completing
> >machinery clanks into action. Anyway, you might experiment with those
> >and see if that can't get you where you hope to go. One little
> >weirdness is that I think \pagegoal isn't set until something
> >is applied to the page.
> Indeed, on
> Z appears with a large pt value, while it is very close to the top of
> the second page.
I wasn't clear. \pagetotal is the accumulated distance from the top of
the page, and when it *exceeds* \pagegoal, the machinery clanks and a
new page is output. But sometimes not right away, either. Your example
can be made even more entertaining:
You'll see that the counters are close to page coordinates, but since
the underlying design required something else, they are something else.
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