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

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Dec 11 13:07:45 CET 2011

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> Ok.  Red could be a little bit darker.

I have no experience of working in CMYK, and even
less of specifying colours in RGB and then mapping
them to CMYK ...  Given that this particular red
is specified as :

	\font \whatever = "Palatino Linotype": color=FF0000

which then gets re-written in TeX as :

	\whatever (macro) -> \font:whatever \modemagic \special {color push cmyk 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0}

how would you suggest re-writing "color=FF0000" to
achieve a darker CMYK red as you suggest.  The algorithm
on which the code is based is at :


> The last step is to choose a
> good type of paper and avoid lamination.  Laminated menu cards are
> only good for fast food restaurants.  They always look cheap.

I am afraid that Thai-An is not yet in the same league as
La Tour d'Argent, or even Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saison --
lamination (tri-fold, gatefold) is the order of the day.

> Menu cards printed on plain paper look more more elegant.  You need
> more copies then, but you also save the money for lamination.
> Paper looks more elegant if it's a bit brownish instead of white.
> However, I fear that you don't have much freedom here because people
> expect that rice is white.

You mean there's no true white ink in the CMYK process ?  Useless !

> If you prefer lamination though, ask your printer whether the menu
> card is machine-washable.  Otherwise lamination is useless and the
> money is wasted.

A bit late for that, but as they failed to deliver on schedule
I am hoping for a complimentary batch later on ...

** Phil.

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