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Re: Preaching DSSSL (Re: using LOUT)

From: Valeriy E. Ushakov
Subject: Re: Preaching DSSSL (Re: using LOUT)
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 15:53:14 +0400

On Fri, Aug 29, 1997 at 11:18:32AM +0200, address@hidden wrote:

> > > 2. Line spacing with, for instance, "2fc @Break" did not give any
> > >    result. I do not understand why.
> > 
> > `2fc' is not a valid gap. ....
> I was referring to p.20 of the Lout Users's Guide, and I ought to quote
> "2vx @Break" or "2fx @Break" which did not work in my document. I still do
> not understand why. 

A small example of the code that doesn't work would be useful.

> > > 4. How can i make a white block from the top of my page to the
> > >    middle of the page?
> I am interested in as easy as posssible to use PostScriptproducing layout
> systems. Sometimes I would like to make half a page blank out of, 
> for instance, graphical considerations. These graphical actions are not
> always simple in Lout.

Than you will probably would like to write a simple layout yourself,
as @DocumentLayout `include/dl' is too complex for your tasks.  Look
at @ToyLayout in `include/tl' as a good starting point.  Also look at
`include/picturef' - that illustratates how you can use Lout for
standalone illustrations.

> I have not worked up to no with SGML/DSSSL. Can these languages (?)
> produce PostScriptfiles?

If I get you right, SGML/DSSSL is not of much use to the tasks you
have.  Though check <URL:http://www.sil.org/sgml/sgml.html> for more
information on these two and related standards.

SY, Uwe
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