[Tugindia] Two questions

V. Sasi Kumar vsasi at hotpop.com
Wed Oct 20 11:07:13 CEST 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 12:54, CV Radhakrishnan wrote:
> On Wed, October 20, 2004 11:34 am, V. Sasi Kumar said:
> >
> > 1) In the book class, I have unnumbered chapters like Preface. These do
> > not appear in the toc. How can I get them also to appear in the toc?
> Sridhar has already answered.
> LaTeX Primer of TUGIndia describes this problem in chapter 5 (page 40).

Thanks for pointing this out. I did not have the LaTeX Primer. I did
have the tutorial files that were on the TUGIndia page, but I did not
find this there. I have now downloaded the LaTeX Primer.

> > 2) I need to include some boxes (containing text or image) along with
> > the text so that the text flows around them. I tried using minipage and
> > figure environments, but they do not allow text to flow around. How can
> > I achieve this?
> Packages like floatflt, wrapfig, picins will help you to wrap text around
> boxes.  LaTeX Companion describes these packages. Also take a look at:
>  http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=textflow

Thanx to Sridhar, CVR and Sanjai. I have installed the wrapfig package
and used it. Could somebody who has used these packages explain their
advantages/disadvantages? I understand that picins can be used to create
boxed material with a rectangle, oval, shadowbox, dashed box, etc. Other
than that, is there any basis on which one could select one rather than

V. Sasi Kumar <vsasi at hotpop.com>

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