Re: rotating pages?

Subject: Re: rotating pages?
From: Sebastian Rahtz <s.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 15:21:27 +0100 (BST)
 > The way to think about it is that a simple-page-sequence produces a sequence
 > of page areas.

 > But there has to be a simple-page-sequence enclosing all that, which means
 > you've got a nested simple-page-sequence.  Since a simple-page-sequence
true in that case, but i do see a simple sequence, followed by a page

 > takes its content areas and composes them to make a sequence of page areas,
 > a nested simple-page-sequence doesn't make a whole lot of sense (unless the
 > nested simple-page-sequence has a smaller page size...).
indeed. i wonder what a page sequence of A4 pages, filled with nested
page sequences containing a5 pages, might mean...

 > As far the the standard goes what you get is a page area whose width is
 > 297mm and whose height is 211mm.  How you image the areas on paper is up to you.
ok. makes sense

 > The RTF backend specifies the landscape orientation whenever the width is
 > greater than the height; it does this mainly because that was the way that
 > seemed to keep Word behaving reasonably.
i am tempted to make the TeX backend macros do the same thing


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