[texhax] Issues with colour box in amsbook project [Was Fwd: FW:]

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Tue Jul 26 18:46:32 CEST 2011

"Alan T Litchfield" <alan at alphabyte.co.nz> wrote 25.07.2011 21:59:34:
>If you are producing dvi, try producing pdf and see if that resolves
>your issue.

Reminds me of trying bright text on dark background,
PDF (AR) was fine, xdvik did not show the text
(latex/pdflatex from TeX Live 2007).
Maybe I should have tried certain options/drivers for DVI?
However, there was no need/time to investigate this.

-- Uwe.

>> Thanks Alan
>> It's curious, I've taken out the minipage as you suggest, but the
>> result is
>> same.
>> I have had the minipage in for over two years while writing this
>> book with
>> no problem.
>> So it must be something I've added (that is different from what
>> you've got)
>> that is the problem.
>> What is it that tells the figbox to be behind the figure in the
>> correct
>> circumstance (in your case)?
>> Regards
>> Keith
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: texhax-bounces at tug.org [mailto:texhax-bounces at tug.org] On
>> Behalf Of
>> Alan T Litchfield
>> Sent: 24 July 2011 21:33
>> To: texhax at tug.org Hax; Dr A K Hannaby
>> Subject: [texhax] Issues with colour box in amsbook project [Was
>> Fwd: FW:]
>> It is better if you reply back to the list.
>> As I said in my post, I am not familiar with the ams classes and
>> there may
>> be important settings that I do not know about. Others will be better
>> positioned to offer help than me.
>> I have also attached the original file for others who may wish to
>> have a
>> look.
>> For myself I cannot reproduce what you reported. The image is able
>> to be
>> read without problem and the box does not sit in front of the eps,
>> obscuring
>> it. I have however changed the figure code to:
>> \begin{figure}[hbt]
>> \figboxeight{\centering
>> \includegraphics[scale=1.15,width=\linewidth]
>> {fig_12c_two_solutions.eps}
>> \caption{A double solution on a directed number
>> line}
>> \label{fig:doublesolution}}
>> \end{figure}
>> so that the image sits correctly inside the box and does not extend
>> beyond
>> it. I have also removed the minipage environment you had there.
>> I could see no reason for it.
>> Good luck
>> Alan
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>> From: "Dr A K Hannaby" <keith.hannaby at mathshelp.com>
>>> Date: 24 July 2011 10:18:30 PM
>>> To: "'Alan T Litchfield'" <alan at alphabyte.co.nz>
>>> Subject: RE: [texhax] FW:
>>> Alan
>>> Many thanks for picking up my problem.
>>> Error shows up as a result of lines 695 to 745 of the text file and
>>> on
>>> the output it is adjacent to the words: "with surround" and "without
>>> surround".
>>> I've attached a sample .eps picture file: fig_12c_two_solutions.eps
>>> to
>>> match the \include entry (sorry, I forgot about that).
>>> Also given a magnification factor 1.15 (or more) to show that the
>>> picture is behind the colorbox.
>>> Hope this helps.
>>> Keith
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: texhax-bounces at tug.org [mailto:texhax-bounces at tug.org] On
>>> Behalf
>>> Of Alan T Litchfield
>>> Sent: 23 July 2011 23:13
>>> To: Dr A K Hannaby
>>> Cc: texhax at tug.org
>>> Subject: Re: [texhax] FW:
>>> Few things to start:
>>> 1. The email address you have used appears to be sufficiently
>>> precise.
>>> 2. It is better to include a subject. I normally ignore postings
>>> without a subject and selectively look at those that do.
>>> 3. Your file will not compile without the images you have specified
>>> and I do not want to spend the time in commenting out image
>>> references. What are the lines of code that are providing the errors
>>> you mention/giving you trouble?
>>> I suspect the problem is with the inclusion of the minipage
>>> environment inside the figure environment but that is just a guess.
>>> Note also that I am not entirely familiar with the ams classes and
>>> how
>>> they might change the behaviour of certain packages.
>>> As an aside, if I use multiple images inside one figure environment I
>>> prefer to use the subfig package
>>> ftp://ctan.tug.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/subfig/subfig.pdf
>>> Can you be more precise about the portion that requires attention,
>>> please?
>>> Alan
>>> On 23/07/2011, at 9:52 PM, Dr A K Hannaby wrote:
>>>> Tug
>>>> I don't appear to be making contact on my problem.
>>>> Yet, I am receiving daily emails on other matters.
>>>> Can you give me a precise email address to contact, please?
>>>> Keith
>>>> From: Dr A K Hannaby [mailto:keith.hannaby at mathshelp.com]
>>>> Sent: 20 July 2011 10:57
>>>> To: 'texhax at tug.org'
>>>> Subject:
>>>> Dear Tug
>>>> Can you help, please.
>>>> I like to surround my diagrams and figures with a colorbox, working
>>>> in Miktex 2.9 Trouble is the boxes have suddenly placed themselves
>>>> in
>>>> front of my figures rather than behind.
>>>> I enclose sample text and the error is on page 7 of the output.
>>>> I would be most grateful for your help.
>>>> Yours
>>>> Keith Hannaby
>Alan T Litchfield
>PO Box 1941, Auckland, 1140
>New Zealand

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