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[vox-tech] latex: flowing around text
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[vox-tech] latex: flowing around text

hi all,

occasionally i'll find a google groups link that's so useful that it'll
come up again and again in my searches.  i happen to know that we have a
few more latex users here than we did a couple of years ago, so i'm
posting this in hopes that it'll be as useful to other people as it has
been for me.  this is a truly wonderful post:


the guy compares and contrasts different ways of getting text to flow
around floats.

the reason why this is so noteworthy is:

1. the topic is not mentioned in the lamport book.

2. the topic is covered in the companion book, but the information is so
   old that it's wrong.  for example, my hat is off to anybody who
   actually gets parpic to work well...

fwiw, i've found that picins is the best solution for wrapping text
around a float.  here is an example of picins in use:


   The rule for adding vectors in geometric notation is: Put the two
   vectors `heel to toe', and then draw an arrow that goes from the heel of
   the first vector to the toe of the second vector.  In the diagram to the
   left, when you add $\vec{A}$ and $\vec{B}$, you get $\vec{C}$.

works very well.  a couple of notes:

1. the "%" characters are comment characters.  they help avoid
   extraneous newlines.

2. don't use epic without using eepic.  vectors/lines that aren't
   horizontal, vertical or 45 degrees come out MUCH better drawn.


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