Re: belle page

Subject: Re: belle page
From: José Carlos Ramalho <jcr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 15:11:37 +0100
Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> Brandon Ibach writes:
>  > > Is there a way to force the beginning of a chapter on an odd numbered
>  > > page (a page on the right side of the book ?). The frenche name must be
>  > > something like "belle page", but I don't know the english name :-(
>  > >
>  >    Alas, there appears to be no way to force this in [Open]Jade, right
>  > now, as the simple-page-sequence object doesn't support any mechanism
>  > to do so.  It seems we'd have to have support for the page object, or
>  > some type of non-standard extension to simple-page-sequence.
> you could add a non-standard attribute, surely? easier than the full
> "page" object.
>  > object that look horrendously complicated.  Perhaps it would not be so
>  > hard to support the page object, coupled with a fairly simplistic
>  > non-standard (or just a subset of the standard) column-set object.  It
>  > may be worth looking into, but of course, we'd need to have the
>  > experts in the various formatting backends give their opinions on the
>  > difficulty involved.
> I remember some years ago asking James Clark about this, and he
> demonstrated to me that it would be a nightmare for the TeX backend,
> because of things like footnotes, floats and sidebars which would all
> come out of sequence. Still, maybe it could work.
> Sebastian
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I thought I was the only one.
It seems there are other people with the same wishes...
Can we start a discussion on that?


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