[Etoys] QuickGuides available as a .pdf file

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Jun 17 03:42:21 EDT 2008

On 17.06.2008, at 07:49, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:

> On Monday 16 Jun 2008 2:33:09 pm Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>>>> Now, if it was arranged so that 4 guides are on each page, if there
>>>> were page numbers and a table of contents, that would be useful.
>>> Yes, what application would allow me to do this under program
>>> control?  I have no experience in creating PDFs.
>>>        I may be able to produce four guides up on a page, and
>>> landscape mode, and page numbers.  How do I make a table of  
>>> contents?
>> HTML might be the simplest. You just write a method that generates  
>> the
>> HTML code for the one big page, with a TOC at the beginning, and say
>> H1 headings for each 2x2 group guides. In a browser that would appear
>> as one long page. But by adding a "page-break-before: always" style  
>> to
>> the H1 heading you can ensure page breaks when printing.
> Why repeat the effort for every output type? If the master is done  
> in LaTeX,
> then the same source can be used for generating web content, PDF and
> multi-page booklets.

Note I wrote "simplest" not "best" ;)

If Ted was familiar with TeX he certainly would have thought of this  
himself. But installing and learning TeX just for this is a bit much  
to ask.

- Bert -

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