[texhax] Thank you ....and a few queries

msteele msteele at lavabit.com
Tue Jul 16 06:12:37 CEST 2013


Thank you for the opportunity to present my queries to the group.

I'm presently transitioning from Windows to Debian GNU/Linux as well as 
learning Wget and improving my LaTeX (I used it about ten years ago for 
two years).

I would appreciate any feedback anyone can offer regarding the following:

1. I need to prepare legal papers for print and online publishing. 
Typical court papers with line numbering and court caption on initial 
page. I would like to prepare one source for both online publishing and 
print and presently I'm aware of only Texinfo ( 
http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/ , 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texinfo ) that I could use to accomplish 
that. I believe LaTeX would be better suited for the print layout I have 
in mind and I'm also more familiar with it. The print format may have 
things like a legend as the footer, marginal notes, varied font styles 
and sizes and I will probably be doing a lot of tweaking to margins, 
columns, page numbering, etc. I basically will be doing quite a bit of 
customizing. Is there any way I can prepare one source for both online 
and print format that uses LaTex to generate the print format? Is LaTeX 
anymore versatile/capable than TeX? Is there a document class for court 

2. I would like to reformat a few instructional manuals (LaTeX, Texinfo, 
Wget, Linux, etc) with smaller margins, smaller fonts and maybe two 
columns to print for personal use. Is there any way I can force LaTex to 
compile at fonts sizes smaller than 10pt? Any work-around? (I'm aware of 
the reasons for the standard margins; 66 characters, double-column 
newspapers, ease of read, etc. )

Thank you very much.


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