The tag has no usage guidance.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
2answers
77 views

What is the correct way to stack two coffins so that the vertical spacing between their contents is as it would be if they were set in one coffin?

Consider the following Minimal Working Example (MWE): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcoffins,kantlipsum} \begin{document} \NewCoffin \MyCoffin \NewCoffin \YourCoffin \SetVerticalCoffin \...
2
votes
2answers
40 views

rubber lengths in coffins and aligning to the bottom baseline of a paragraph

I want to obtain a certain layout, illustrated below: at some point in a line, I'd like to "switch to paragraph mode" (just like a parbox does) and then at some other point I want to resume back to ...
23
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I clean my coffin?

Seriously, the name is a goldmine. I have a coffin that I'd like to 'clean up' and keep only the default poles. For example, here's a coffin I built using an auxiliary coffin: Size of coffin \...
15
votes
0answers
124 views

Globally assigning a coffin

There is no macro \vcoffin_gset:Nnw. How can I achieve that result? MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{expl3}\ExplSyntaxOn \usepackage{mwe} \newcommand\typesetit {\coffin_typeset:Nnnnn\...
4
votes
1answer
93 views

Is there an easier way to 'corner-frame' a piece of text?

I've written a hodge-podge of LaTeX2e and expl3 to produce the following effect: What I have is ugly and ideologically incorrect. I'm looking for a better way to do the same thing. I think coffins ...
4
votes
0answers
103 views

Memoir: put heading in margin using Expl3 or xcoffins

In the memoir class manual, there is the following code for putting section headings in the margin: A less traditional style is to put the whole heading into the margin. I have done this here ...
1
vote
0answers
207 views

XeLaTeX resume coffin error [closed]

I am trying to compile a resume template using XeLaTeX. I am getting the following error: LaTeX code: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{marvosym} \usepackage{fontspec} \...
12
votes
1answer
211 views

How can I build an adjusted coffin?

I would like to put several lines of text stacked vertically inside a coffin, and have the coffin be the tightest rectangle containing them. One way to get a coffin containing those lines is to use \...
7
votes
1answer
318 views

ExSheets fancy headings breaks

Remarks From the exsheets documentation I grabbed a piece of code to produce fancy headings for questions and solution, but it breaks. It is the fancy heading style on page 49 and 50 in the current ...
40
votes
1answer
512 views

Origin of the LaTeX3 term “coffin”?

The documentation for the LaTeX3 xcoffins package introduces the concept of coffins as follows: In LaTeX3 terminology, a “coffin” is a box containing typeset material. Along with the box itself, ...
2
votes
0answers
237 views

Creating title page with xcoffins [closed]

I want to create a title page like in the Tschichold example: using this code: https://github.com/latex3/svn-mirror/blob/master/l3experimental/xcoffins/xcoffins-tschichold-example.tex in MiKTeX 2....
4
votes
1answer
257 views

How do I make a framed coffin with correct alignment?

I'm playing with coffins for a title page and would like to have a square framed box that aligns with the topline and baseline of text within a rotated coffin. I have a couple of issues with this so ...
6
votes
2answers
170 views

Is there a simple way to draw a straight line from one coffin handle to another?

I want to know whether there is a simple way to draw a straight line from one coffin handle to another.
7
votes
1answer
150 views

T pole in the xcoffins package

The documentation for the xcoffins package states: In addition, coffins containing vertical-mode material also feature poles which reflect the richer nature of these systems: B a pole ...
10
votes
1answer
145 views

xcoffins behaviour when joining two instances of the same coffin

When I use \JoinCoffin to build a page, and add more than one instance of the same coffin, ongoing references to that coffin appear to behave "sensibly". That is, any reference to the coffin is made ...
19
votes
1answer
513 views

Precision copyfitting in xcoffin

Further indulging my curiosity with xcoffins, I'm playing with xcoffins-tschichold-example.tex. In the TeX reconstruction of the front page of Elementare Typographie, the text is slightly misaligned ...
16
votes
1answer
379 views

How do I measure my coffin?

I'm experimenting with xcoffins for a cover page (and enjoying myself immensely, BTW, what an ace package). What I'm trying to to at this moment is fit a logo, some horizontal white space, and a ...