[texhax] \vsplit-ting and aligning boxes

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 23:39:02 CEST 2018

```David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com> writes:

> On 27 June 2018 at 17:22, Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> wrote:
>> David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com> writes:
>>
>>> sorry you want
>>>
>>> \splittopskip=12pt
>>> \setbox2=\vsplit0 to 9cm
>>> \setbox4=\vsplit0 to 8cm
>>> \setbox6=\vsplit0 to 7cm
>>
>> Fine, that works...!  But why just 12?  And not any other value?
>
>
> box2's top baseline is based on \baselineskip which is 12pt in plai

Then I put `\splittopskip=\baselineskip' that seems to be more general...

>>> Note you also have loads of missing characters
>>>
>>> Missing character: There is no � in font cmr10!
>>> Missing character: There is no � in font cmr10!
>>> Missing character: There is no � in font cmr10!
>>> Missing character: There is no � in font cmr10!
>>> Missing character: There is no � in font cmr10!
>>> Missing character: There is no � in font cmr10!
>>> Missing character: There is no � in font cmr10!
>>> Missing character: There is no � in font cmr10!
>>> Missing character: There is no � in font cmr10!
>>>
>>> But I assume your real document handles that.
>>
>>
>> Strange, I don't notice anything.
>
> check your log file (missing characters are not echoed to the
> terminal, only the log)

Yes, I had copy-pasted `To be or not to be' from internet and there were some
non-ASCII characters in it.

>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Rodolfo

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