{grid-typesetting} is about structuring the text in a rhythmic flow, mainly using vertical skips that are multiples of the baseline skip.

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Page filling set of numbers

I need a large list of 4-digit Numbers in my document. They should be displayed page filling and as compact as possible. My initial attempt was simply to put each one in a line, assign a small size ...
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Align the baselines of two columns of text

I'm trying to get the baselines of the two adjacent columns here below to be properly aligned. The package grid cannot handle the floats as I want, so I've tried with gridset. It looks like it can do ...
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Control last page filling

It is possible to create a macro, which is determine a percentage of last page filling. Say, if the last page filled less than 3/4, then macro write a warning to the page!
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Align caption baseline in second column with baseline of first column

I have a two column document that contains full page boxes. These boxes sometimes contain table or figure captions, which generally look best at the top of the second column of the box. However, the ...
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How do I centre a list of equations with a fixed set of right labels beside them?

Like this: A sort of 2-column grid layout, where the left column is 80% of the width and centre aligned, while the right column is left aligned.
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Variant irregular size grid layout

I am currently preparing for an exam to which we are allowed to bring 1 sheet of paper. Naturally, I want to fit as much information as possible on it. The information that I need are a bunch of (...
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Leading (vertical space) before and after block quotes

I'm trying to re-define the quote environment (triggered by csquote's \blockquote) to remove the entire (!) additional leading before and after the quote, to make sure the quotes stays in sync with ...
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TikZ causes blank page in front of ConTeXt makeup with grid layout

Consider the following MWE: \usemodule[tikz] \setuplayout[grid=yes] \starttext \startstandardmakeup Not nothing. \stopstandardmakeup \stoptext The output contains two pages: an unexpected and ...
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How to create a grid with a single letter in each cell and numbers on top to correspond to position?

0 1 2 3 R R R R *¯¯¯*¯¯¯*¯¯¯* * a | b | c | *___*___*___* L L L L I would like to create a grid similar to the one above, it would be a grid with a single letter per cell and at ...
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Uneven Line Spacing for Arabic Text using xelatex + memoir + plyglossia

This is my first LaTeX Project. I am using XelaTeX to compile the tex file. I am having an issue with Even Line Spacing in my arabic document. The baseline grid is fine on the first page but the text ...
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Document Layout Styles

I am inviting partial solutions for defining styles for document layouts. The solutions should be capable of defining the font size, leading (interline distance), and type for the running text as well ...
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Grid on aligned equations in ConTeXt

Grid typesetting works quite well in ConTeXt for single-line equations (see the first example below). However, replacing it by any number of aligned equations (including just a single "aligned" ...
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Using fixed space aroung headings to get text in sync with baseline grid

In order to make my text stay in sync with the baseline grid, I've set the vertical spacing before and after \section headings to integer multiples of \baselineskip (using the titlesec package). A \...
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What is indentation good for? [duplicate]

I am a German native speaker and I have a question that concerns latex, i.e. the command \noindent. As I would do it, a text with several paragraphs would look like this: Duis autem vel eum ...
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Lettrine loversize on a grid

I'd like to have a dropped capital matching the uppercase height. The lettrine package does a pretty good job with the loversize option, but it misaligns with the imaginary grid. Is there any way to ...
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uneven line spacing

This is something that is already annoying me for quite a while. (I use LuaLaTeX) The line spacing of the Arabic text is uneven (see pic and/or MWE below). In particular, I think, lines 2, 7, and 10. ...
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How to align baselines of picture text and body text?

The following code wraps the body text around a picture and its accompanying text. Set this way (with the \vfills) picture and text are centered vertically in the recess. What I want to achieve is ...
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Why is this picture moved to the left when using Minion?

This is a continuation from another question, but the original issue there is (kind of) resolved. For this question you need XeTeX, Minion Pro, which is shipped with Adobe Reader. greybox.png can be ...
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Package to design page on a grid layout (JL Doumont approach)

I am really thrilled by JL Doumont approach re the design of a page layout based on a grid system as detailed in his talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkBCeOBbAmM). I started to think about using ...
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Avoiding widows while keeping text height even across two-page spread

In The Elements of Typographical Style, the author notes (§2.4.8) that widows—single lines occurring at the top of a page—should be avoided. Yet the text height of two facing pages should be the same, ...
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What's wrong with this attempt to keep the baselinegrid?

I have the following code; it is a fairly, but not completely minimal setup for use with XeLaTeX that approaches my real-world scenario (the somewhat weird specific numbers come from the design ...
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How to typeset a vbox to a grid in plain TeX?

NOTE: update below I know this is a heavily debated subject, which is almost impossible in plain TeX, but what I want is merely a vbox with a height that's a multiple of baselineskip. Searching the ...
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Shortening text height across chapter to fill last page

We all know the problem of having a chapter that is just too large to fill the last page conveniently, leaving one or two (or three) lines at the top of the last page. Besides attempting feats of ...
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Context: Placing float (figure) and text-top at same height

I would like my figures to be flush with the text line beside them if they are positioned left or right and top. Currently the top edge of the figures are roughly flush with the 2nd line. This seems ...
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can one use \figure with the grid-system package?

Using the grid-system package http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/grid-system Very little documentation on it. When I tried adding a \figure in a cell, I get Latex error. \...
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Complex Page Layout in LaTeX [closed]

I'm a complete beginner at LaTeX, and I'm trying to typeset a complex layout. How should I go about building a page like the one shown below. Edit I was able to replicate the layout using minipages ...
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register-true in multicols environment

I have a multicols* environment with sections and subsections and list environments and I want the text "registertrue", i.e. the lines are all on the same level ACROSS the columns.(If you were to ...
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No gridding for a single paragraph (ConTeXt)?

Is there a possibility to deactive grid=yes in the text for a single paragraph only? It should be something like \nogrid{ paragraph.... }. There is \placeongrid{} - but this does not allow page-...
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Heights of elements and spaces (after, before)

I wish to know how to set the following: height of a text line in paragraph (is it fontsize?) height of space between text lines in paragraph (\baselineskip - fontsize?) height of space before and ...
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Grid System in LaTeX

I'd like to typeset documents using the 'Grid system' of page layout. Good examples are on pages 40-53 of this document. The textpos package is helpful for this, but two additional features would be ...
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How to align lines on facing pages? [duplicate]

Here is my working example. When I add pictures and mathematical formulas, everything looks much worse. The more complicated is content, the less aligned are lines. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \...
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Tabular and grid typesetting

In my document, I try to remove most of the vertical stretch, using some of the tricks detailed in this document. Specifically, I have \setlength{\lineskiplimit}{-10pt} \setlength{\lineskip}{0pt} ...
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Enumerate in multicols how to move the last element upwards

Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a5paper]{geometry} \usepackage{multicol} \setlength{\parindent}{0cm} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \begin{enumerate} \item text 1 \item text 2 ...
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How to count the space around lines to align lines vertically on a grid?

I'm trying to create a XeTeX class which aligns text vertically on a grid. What I'm trying to achieve is layout on the left (created in InDesign), and what I'm generating now is on the right (the ...
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\placeongrid and \moveongrid not working in ConTeXt

I am trying to use the grid features in ConTeXt, but some of the commands are somehow not recognized by the compiler. Whenever I try to use the commands \placeongrid or \moveongrid, the compiler ...
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How to start text and image on the same baseline

I need text and images to start at the same level on each page. With standard LaTeX settings the image seems to start a few points higher then a text. I believe this is due to \topskip. \topskip=0pt ...
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How does one construct an abstract (n × n) empty grid of squares?

I would like to just create a grid like this, but without numbers or color, but I'd like to represent an n × n grid abstractly with ellipses like this: Also, I need just a simple—singular—grid ...
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Disable grid typesetting in ConTeXt [closed]

Is there any way to disable grid typesetting in ConTeXt. \setuplayout[grid=yes] gives the default behaviour of grid snapping, but so does \setuplayout[grid=no]. is there any way to turn off grid ...
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Adding coordinates to grid in tikz

Is there a simple way to add coordinate (left and bottom) to the grid in tikz?
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Grid typesetting with LaTeX3

Grid typesetting is something that is rather hard to achieve with LaTeX and as this question states there are currently two packages, e.g. grid and gridset, that can help to use grids. Unfortunately ...
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Flexible grid layout to list addresses

I've been using LaTeX to typeset my CV for quite a few years now, and I've always had one nagging problem that I've never quite managed to solve adequately. The very last section in my CV is always ...
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\vbox with some extra space below

I don't understand why when using \vbox of a certain height, there is some extra space added below it. I'm trying - towards grid typesetting - to put for example graphics in the vbox of a certain ...
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How to keep a constant baselineskip when using minipages (or \parboxes)?

When a minipage is used to box a text paragraph, the first line of the minipaged text and the last line of the previous text paragraph are closer than two consecutive lines in a standard text ...
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Gridsetting: Space between section and subsection (ConTeXt)

Here is my Minexample \mainlanguage [de] \definepapersize[MyBook][A5] \setuppapersize[MyBook][A5] \usetypescript[times] \setupbodyfont[times,10pt] \setupbodyfontenvironment [default][em=italic] ...
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Line spacing in Arabic in ConTeXt - how to deactivate gridsetting in an environment

I realize Arabic in ConTeXt with the following environment (to be able to switch between German and Arabic). \startenvironment arab-besser-sty \definefont[Sheh][name:Scheherazade*arabic at 15pt] % or ...
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ConTeXt: How to adjust the space before and after a section with respect to gridset [closed]

I use grid=yes in my setuplayout. With \showgrid I can see, that the space before and after a section is the same as before and after a subsection (3 lines before, and 2 lines after). But it would ...
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Rule in textarea every n points

I am currently developing a new layout. This must be typeset on a grid, and every line starts at a multiple of 13bp from the top of the text area. To help me check, I'd like to have rules every 13bp ...
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How to align text position on both sides of a twocolumn layout

I'm pretty sure this problem has been adressed somewhere before but I can't find a solution anywhere, probably because I have no idea how to define/call this problem. Pretty much everything that isn'...
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How to do grid typesetting with amsmath?

Following the advice in the answer to this question, I did set a huge negative \lineskiplimit. However, it turned out that align got quite upset about this. So my question is: what would you ...
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Grids for A4 paper (golden ratio) [closed]

I'm about to construct the most important document of my life - my Ph.D. thesis. A while back I came across this for web design: Grids are Good Is there anything similar for typesetting A4 papers? ...