November 16th, 2004


userinfo senji
2004/11/16 23:08:00 - Happy typesetting
Yay. I've just finished updating Vasily's character-sheet for Enemy (Warning: some PDF viewers appear not to like that pdf!).

In the process I've stuck some margin notes in, both text and Realm-script, and added additional automation to my Makefile.

[LaTeX Source] [First script picture] [Second script picture] [Last script picture] [Makefile] [stabilise script]

The script images were produced using the Exalted Script Translator. The Makefile contains lots of strange goodness; but I need to frobble it so that it detects image dependencies for .tex files automatically (Implicit rules rule!). The stabilise script repeats an action until a specified output checksums the same twice in a row.

Please feel free to comment on bugs in any of the above!
Current Mood: [mood icon] happy
Current Music: Brandenburg Concerto; Number 4 (in G)
Entry Tags: exalted, geeky, latex, life 2004, rpg, shell hacks

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userinfo hairyears
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2004/11/16 16:47:44
Enemy... clearly character sheets have changed and simplified sinceI last had one of my own. Which was for *gasp* RuneQuest.
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userinfo ssta
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2004/11/16 18:57:46 - booklet?
Interesting. How do you get the booklet pagenumbering to work? The only way I ever found was using texexec something like:
texexec --pdfarrange --paper=a5a4 --print=up foo.pdf
(as shown in texexec(1))

I don't *see* anything in the LaTeX source that would do it for you...I'm probably reading past it for some reason.

Ah. You have a %.a4book.ps target in the Makefile. The pstops command looks a bit hackish to say the least. I guess it's better though, since it does it at the ps stage.

I still think texexec is a cleaner way, but that works too :)
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userinfo tienelle
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2004/11/17 00:57:35
You're not using scalable fonts, which rather upsets xpdf and makes the whole affair look a bit ropey on a monitor (though it should print out fine). Giving dvips the -Ppdf option fixes this.
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userinfo senji
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2004/11/17 01:01:13
Hmm, but I don't *always* want to turn my .ps into a .pdf...

(in fact, I usually print the .ps, not the .pdf)
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userinfo tienelle
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2004/11/17 02:03:29
The pdf option just sets a bunch of options which make PDFs look good; it doesn't do anything bad to the PS (that I'd noticed). I think -Poutline just requests the scalable fonts.
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userinfo senji
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2004/11/17 02:19:49
Is that better?
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userinfo tienelle
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2004/11/17 09:54:34
Seems to be, yes.
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(Anonymous)
2004/11/17 01:30:57
The fonts are all jiggly up-and-down as if they had been typed on Patrick Moore's typewriter.

(S)
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