[texhax] Simulating dotted leading

Alister Mitchell alister.mitchell at btinternet.com
Thu Jun 2 20:46:13 CEST 2011

Thanks for the reply Philip - I've sent a couple of files across off-list.


Alister J Mitchell GM3UDL
(Glasgow, Scotland)

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) 
  To: Alister Mitchell 
  Cc: texhax 
  Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2011 5:45 PM
  Subject: Re: [texhax] Simulating dotted leading

  Tried very hard, but still can't see what you are unable to achieve.
  Can you send a demo, and a description of what you would like
  the demo to achieve that it currently cannot ?

  Philip Taylor (sometime G3TGQ)
  Alister Mitchell wrote: 
    Is there a (relatively) simple way of simulating the dotted leading used in table columns (\tabular) in old documents to separate text on the left from a number on the right?  I specifically want to produce something like this in a \multicolumn 2-column span:
            Mirror, duplex   ...   ...   ...   ...   ...   1
    To line this up with similar rows above and below, I can set a fixed space between the two sides in the first row, and fill following rows with rubber space.  But not with dotted leading! 
    Incidentally, I have to use a 2-column span because the table becomes 2-column further down.


    Alister J Mitchell GM3UDL
    (Glasgow, Scotland)
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