RE: DocBook an TeX backend

Subject: RE: DocBook an TeX backend
From: "Frank A. Christoph" <christo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 22:27:21 +0900
BTW, I just noticed that with the RTF backend

1) Titles are automatically exdented (but too much for my taste).

2) %page-balance-columns% works correctly.

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> [mailto:owner-dssslist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Frank A. Christoph
> Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 10:08 PM
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> Subject: DocBook an TeX backend
> I have some quibbles and questions w.r.t. DocBook and TeX. I'm using
> OpenJade 1.3 and DB stylesheets 1.46.
> 1) It looks like no matter what the value of %page-balance-columns?% is,
> columns are always balanced.
> 2) For two-column output, the book titlepage is also two column,
> which looks
> terrible.
> 3) I want chapter and section titles to be "exdented" with respect to body
> text. Is that possible? I tried the opposite, indenting the body by
> increasing %block-start-indent%. This had a strange effect: it doesn't
> indent most body text because I guess paragraphs aren't considered blocks,
> but if I nest an itemized-list in a paragraph (not between them)
> it indents
> not only the list but also the surrounding paragraph.
> 4) Even with %hyphenation% true no hyphenation occurs. (This is a big
> problem, especially with two columns!)
> 5a) Is there an easy way to figure out the names of the font families
> available in my TeX installation? The only ones I know are cmr, cmss and
> cmtt.
> 5b) I would like to replicate the font settings that you get with the
> default LaTeX article style. Does someone know what the relevant settings
> would be?
> 5c) Also, I have heard that there is a set of fonts called "Blue
> Sky" which
> work well with PDF output. What are the names of those fonts?
> --FAC
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