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



ack!  correction:

> >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...
                    ^^^^^^
i meant picinpar.  :)   my hat is off to anyone who DOESN'T get parpic
to work.

the reason why parpic is so great is that it's extremely robust.  it
handles everything i've ever thrown at it.  lists, displayed eqns,
inline eqns, floats, tables, everything.

in contrast, picinpar is whiny, dumb and requires a lot more work.


i often still have to use visual markup with parpic, but with:

   1. a Makefile
   2. the vim mapping   <F1> :make<CR><CR><CR>
   3. setting gv up so that it redisplays automagically when the
      postscript file changes (feature is called "watch", i think)

visual markup ain't too bad...

pete




On Tue 03 Feb 04,  8:44 AM, Jonathan Stickel <jjstickel@sbcglobal.net> said:
> I'll file this away and make a mental note.  Thanks :)
> 
> Personally, I've had success with floatflt.sty, which uses syntax from 
> the graphicx package.  But I didn't use it near lists, which may cause 
> problems (according to your reference).
> 
> Jonathan
> 
> 
> Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> >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:
> >
> >http://www.google.com/groups?q=flow+around+text+group:comp.text.tex&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&selm=3unt1u%24i3r%40krant.cs.ruu.nl&rnum=1
> >
> >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:
> >
> >   \usepackage{epic,eepic,picins}
> >
> >   \parpic{%
> >   \begin{picture}(150,50)
> >   \put(5,10){\vector(2,3){20}}
> >   \put(5,25){$\vec{A}$}
> >   \put(28,20){$+$}
> >   %
> >   \put(55,13){\vector(-1,2){10}}
> >   \put(54,23){$\vec{B}$}
> >   %
> >   \put(75,20){$=$}
> >   %
> >   \put(100,0){\vector(2,3){20}}
> >   \put(113,8){$\vec{A}$}
> >   \put(121,30){\vector(-1,2){10}}
> >   \put(118,38){$\vec{B}$}
> >   \put(98,0){\vector(1,4){12}}
> >   \put(93,22){$\vec{C}$}
> >   \end{picture}%
> >   }%
> >   %
> >   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.
> >
> >pete
> >
> 
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