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Re: [Groff] a single document

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] a single document
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 23:53:05 +0000


> > Is there an easy way to input all the marked up chapters and get out
> > a single postscript file of the whole book?
> Yes there is. Create a file containing something like this:
> .so front.t
> .bp
> .so preface.t
> .bp
> .so ch01.t
> .bp
> etc, etc, etc.

I've done that.

> Beware however, I found a bug in chapter 16 doing this thing earlier
> today.  I've sent Larry a note explaining what the fix is.  This fix
> is simple.  At the very end of chapter 16 add the following line:
> .Pe
> I had left it off.  Without it, the chapter will groff okay by itself
> but will cause any following chapter to blow up.

OK, done that too.

The results are available at  I'll try and keep
this up to date.  I've added an extra page at the front listing the MD5
checksums of the source documents and the date the document was built.
All three* files are identical, just using different
compressors.  book.t is the file that brings them all together.

I've noticed a few issues having paged through the book, I'll try and
find time to write them down.

Hope the is of some help.  It's looking good!



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