[texhax] dotfill leaders on first line of paragraph only ?

Pierre MacKay pierre.mackay at comcast.net
Fri Dec 9 01:29:38 CET 2011

On 12/8/2011 10:55 AM, William Adams wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2011, at 9:29 PM, Pierre MacKay wrote:
>> I have had to set up journal covers with various solid-color PANTONE effects to supply limited scope colored fonts in different colors,  It may be a bit of a nuisance to limit the scope on every limited color change, but it certainly saves a lot of headaches.  In addition, if I have any color other than (cmyk 0 0 0 1) for the principal font over several pages, I renew it by using Tom Rokicki's bophook and eophook on every page (mostly to set yet another gsave . . . grestore scope and avoid the risk of falling into a (cmyk 0 0 0 1) default color hole).  \begingroup . . . \endgroup scoping may well be needed too, but it is not meaningful to PostScript.
>> Printers often insist on a named PANTONE ink that they happen to use regularly.
> The above in the context of pdf(la)tex?
> AFAIK one can't do readily do spot color inks in XeTeX (which is what Philip is using).
> I'd love to be wrong though.
> William
Spot color specification should be done through a  \special..  It is 
entirely managed by PostScript, not by any part of Tex.  So long as you 
output DVI and then go through dvips and some distiller such as ps2pdf, 
I can see no reason why the flavor of *TeX would get in the way. One 
more reason to treasure DVI as an output format.

Pierre MacKay

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