RE: DocBook an TeX backend

Subject: RE: DocBook an TeX backend
From: "Frank A. Christoph" <christo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 00:17:37 +0900
> / "Frank A. Christoph" <christo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> was heard to say:
> | 2) For two-column output, the book titlepage is also two column, which
> | terrible.
> Fixed. I added a %titlepage-n-columns% parameter.

You might also consider adding an analogous parameter for the TOC (and

> | 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.
> This appears to be a bug also. I should probably make
> first-line-start-indent a parameter for titles....

I would appreciate that very much. If it happens, though, you should also
provide a plain start-indent parameter in case titles are multiline.

> | BTW, I just noticed that with the RTF backend
> |
> | 1) Titles are automatically exdented (but too much for my taste).
> That's a bit odd. Makes me wonder if there's a problem with
> body-start-indent in the TeX backend...

Ah, so that's what's controlling it.

BTW, %body-start-indent% appears in the "Vertical Spacing" section of the
dox. I think it belongs under "Indents".

Also, two more problems I noticed:

releaseinfo isn't shown on the titlepage even if I add it to

In the TeX backend, at least, my section title wasn't kept on the same page
as that section's first paragraph.


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