Re: jade rtf style problem

Subject: Re: jade rtf style problem
From: apharris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Adam P. Harris)
Date: 15 Sep 1998 19:31:19 -0400
"Thomas G. Lockhart" <lockhart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> I've been using jade and Norm's style sheets to write and publish
> documentation for the Postgres database project. I use sgml->rtf->ps to
> generate hardcopy (reasons are included at the end of this message :).
> These documents are from 50-200 pages each. For whatever reason, Applix
> (and Word, as I recall) does not manage to tag the page numbers in the
> ToC quite right, so I need to fix them.

Please make sure you read jade.htm which comes with jade.  It talks
about just this problem.

> Why I use sgml->rtf->ps:
> This path allows me to make (minor) page break cleanups and to fix up
> graphics. I don't use the tex option because tables used to be broken,
> tex barfs on the size of my docs and I don't want to have to figure out
> how to rebuild it with bigger limits, and I can't (easily) make cleanup
> fixes.

You don't have to rebuild tex assuming you're using a pretty new TeX.

I find that the Jadetex output and table handling has improved
*tremendously* in version 1.05.  It competes quite well with RTF now.

Consider using an operating system distribution with integrated
SGML/TeX/DSSSL support (i.e., Debian, plug plug).  This makes it
*very* easy to stay up-to-date and not have to worry about your SGML
catalog and all that annoying stuff normally associated with local
config mgmt.

But I agree that it's probably not trivial to hack on the TeX output
for tweaking how it looks.

.....A. P. Harris...apharris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx<URL:>

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