[texhax] The fundamental problem ...

Peter Davis pfd at pfdstudio.com
Sun Jun 26 05:29:19 CEST 2011

On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 8:45 PM, Donald Arseneau <asnd at triumf.ca> wrote:

> Peter Davis <pfd at pfdstudio.com> writes:
> > The flowfram package comes pretty close to what I need, but it still has
> two
> > limitations that would be difficult to work around:
> > 1) if it overflows a frame in the middle of a paragraph, and the
> following
> > frame has a different width, the end of that paragraph will be set at the
> > width of the first frame, not the second.
> You'll have to keep travk of line-counts and usr \parshape.

Thanks, Donald, but I don't see how \parshape let's me know how much of the
text fit on a line (or set of lines).  I can work out that the height of a
box divided by the baselineskip tells me how many lines will fit, but how
can I determine what text has to overflow into the next box?


The Tech Curmudgeon
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