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Re: [Groff] UTP - time to jumpstart it

From: Jon Snader
Subject: Re: [Groff] UTP - time to jumpstart it
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 13:32:31 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/

On Sat, Aug 24, 2002 at 08:03:11PM +0100, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> In using Jon's excellent utp macros I came up with a few comments.
> I've been putting `.\" page 312' in the source to mark the start of a
> new page in the original book as recommended by Larry.  I'd like to see
> a .page macro instead that prints this number in the margin when enabled
> by a command-line register setting, to ease reviewing the PostScript and
> moving from our version back to the original.
> If .page existed then it would be really handy if .Rn printed that page
> number as well as the new page number.  Then we can look at the last
> page of a chapter and see the issues together with the page number to
> refer to in the original.

OK, I'll work on this in the next couple of days and update utp.mac
and it's documentation.  I'll post when it's ready.

> I tried to do
>     .chapter E "Comparing \f(CBmm\fP and \f(CBms\fP" Appendix
> but found it didn't work well because the string is upper-cased.  Can we
> leave the case alone?

I'll do something here--perhaps make the upper-casing optional or just
get rid of it.  Stay tuned.

> App. G isn't formatted right because I didn't know how to obtain a
> paragraph with an out-dented first line, e.g.
>     Kochan, Steven G. and Patrick H. Wood.  Exploring the UNIX System,
>         Hasbrouck Heights, NJ:  Hayden Book Co., 1984.  A comprehensive
>         introduction to the UNIX system.  (371 pp.)
> It could well be there's an -ms way to do this, and it isn't a -mutp
> thing.

Someone else already mentioned XP, so there's no need for action on this.

Jon Snader

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