[Tugindia] feedback on pdfscreen
cvr at river-valley.org
Thu Sep 11 13:17:07 CEST 2003
>>>>> "Amitabh" == Amitabh Trehan <amitabhtrehan at softhome.net> writes:
Amitabh> Hi, I've been putting pdfscreen to various tasks and its
Amitabh> a wonderful package. For a presentation I've been
Amitabh> preparing I've used the flexibility in panels it gives .
Thank you for the compliments.
Amitabh> However, there seems to be a small problem in my opinion:
Amitabh> If one manually changes the size of the panel by
Amitabh> \panelwidth=Xin, the panel does get adjusted to Xin but
Amitabh> the overlaywidth and textwidth does not change ( seeing
Amitabh> the source file, I think the Panelwidth is fixed to .15
Amitabh> pagewidth and the rest to overlay.
That is not the panelwidth, but the lowest panelwidth one can
have. You can increase to any level.
It is trivial to make the lowest value allowed for panelwidth to any
desired value. The question is -- does that serve the purpose. In my
experience, going less than 15% of the screenwidth can cause bizarre
results, that is why I hard wired it to a minimum of 15%.
Those who don't need the panel can choose 'nopanel' option. Still you
can have the navigation buttons as tiny stuff in the bottom with the
Amitabh> So, if I use a wider margin, the overlay slids under the
Amitabh> panel. To adjust that, one has to manually set overlay
Amitabh> width also. I think we should have a provision for auto
Amitabh> adjustment of overlay width and textwidth w.r.t. panel
It is still there. You need not tweak the overlaywidth at all. It will
recompute widths/margins and will automatically adjust. But you have
to provide all the commands that change dimensions before \screensize,
because, it is this function that does all the recomputation work.
Amitabh> Also, if I use panelleft with a wide Panel, My text
Amitabh> starts from within the Panel. Again, I think this is due
Amitabh> to adjustment requirements of margins and widths.
No, that is because, you changed dimensions after \marginsize.
pdfscreen doesn't recognize changes after that.
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