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Though I would like to praise TeX even for fixing the world hunger, things are not so smooth when it comes to publishing professionally. There is this fact: You can create any document with absolutely all kinds of quirks (except grid typesetting) with TeX. Now this is the technical part of the story, many invoke that TeX is Turing complete and it is ...


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As far as I understand TeX is a typesetting language and LaTeX implements a markup language atop TeX. Is this a correct way to put things? yes, this is accurate, as well as concise. a typesetting language provides the tools to convert an input stream into what is output on a surface. among the tools are access to fonts, and commands to select ...


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The quotation (and hence the question:-) seem to be mixing up different concepts. There is the difference between having fonts at a design size or simply magnifying them. (so the difference between cmr10 scaled to 12pt and cmr12, as shown in other answers). Note this is really a distinction about the computer modern fonts rather than about TeX or the ...


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An example is worth a thousand words; I used Plain TeX for better showing what's going on, with the explicit sizes shown. \font\testhuge=cmr17 \font\testhugescaled=cmr17 at 10pt \font\testbig=cmr12 \font\testbigscaled=cmr12 at 10pt \font\testsmall=cmr7 \font\testsmallscaled=cmr7 at 10pt \font\testtiny=cmr5 \font\testtinyscaled=cmr5 at 10pt ...


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If you read the instructions for manuscript preparation in The Chicago Manual of Style (which are like those for many publishers), they are emphatic that they want the plainest source document you can provide them. "We want your keystrokes," it says, not your formatting. In the case of the University of Chicago Press, the publisher will convert the file to ...


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One idea towards a solution, but lots of work could be done to make the macros/styles more flexible and reusable: \documentclass[border=4pt,tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \tikzset{ minisaccade/.style={inner xsep=0pt}, labelsaccade/.style={font=\itshape\small, align=left, inner xsep=0pt}, connectsaccade/.style={}, } \newcommand{\placeseq}[3]{% ...


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Example of "correctly balanced thickness", using Computer Modern, and with a large zoom factor on the PDF before I made the screenshot: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} {\Huge ABCDEF} ABCDEF \end{document} Compare the height of the A to the width of its right serif. The larger size is roughly 281 pixels high, and the serif is roughly 85 pixels ...


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Here is an example using mdframed. You will see that the paragraphs on the first page are stretched because the theorem env are not allowed to break. If it is for a twosided book, the best solution might be to have a system which allows breaking if from a left hand to a right hand page, but not the other way around. I would be surprised if tcolorbox didn't ...


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Yes. Layout / format option for this in Memoir --- the design which I worked up for Mike Brotherton's Stardragon: http://www.mikebrotherton.com/2005/04/20/new-star-dragon-pdf/ The actual file is here: http://www.mikebrotherton.com/novels/stardragon.pdf \documentclass{memoir} \chapterstyle{brotherton} &c.


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Should you use LaTeX? With Indesign you have a blank slate. You can make any decision you want with respect to layout, design and typography. For most people, that is the problem. There are reasons why books have developed design conventions. Since the days of the incunabula, publishers have been dealing with and solving these problems. So too, has Donald ...


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As @daleif suspected, there is also a tcolorbox way to answer the question. The most basic answer assumes that the OP only wants an existing theorem environment to become unbreakable. Lets name this environment theorem. It is made unbreakable by: \tcolorboxenvironment{theorem}{blanker,before skip=10pt,after skip=10pt} The skip values can be adapted as ...


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There is (at least) one problem with this solution: The inter-saccade arrow is insufficient. EDITED to greatly improve efficiency by disabling mathstyle preservation feature of scalerel package. While a great feature usually, if one nests 3 scalerel calls as is done here in \saccade, there are 4^3 mathchoice boxes constructed for each invocation. The ...


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Definitely, yes, by all means, use LaTeX. Not all publishers will agree to this because they do not want to invest the time to produce typographically good documents. I suspect some publishers of high quality books must be using a typesetting system – but that is a small minority of $100+ academically commented novels –, the rest use publishing software at ...


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Yes, it's possible, and yes, it would possibly even save the publishers significant amounts of money, but they appear to be largely unaware that TeX can be used as a general-purpose typesetter.


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This is too long for a comment, so I decided to provide an (opinion-based) answer The question itself is basically too broad and provokes such answers. On the other hand, one should ask people having published novels using TeX (LaTeX etc. you know of the huge varieties then) -- I know personally none of such authors. What are the requirements of a novel ...


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Unbalanced thickness may refer to the fact that a scaled font produces as a consequence thicker large characters and thinner small characters, always in comparison to the «normal» or intended size of the given font. If you have a family typeface with different optical sizes (as, for instance, Minion Pro), you can balance the character weight, so that ...


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Not perfect, but basically just demonstrates the parsing of the text, so one can say... \begin{tikzpicture} \saccadetext{Jim dres-ses him-self to-day and yes-ter-day I think} \draw [dashed] (self.north) to [saccade] (to.north); \draw [red] (day-1.south) to [saccade=-0.5cm] (day-2.south); \foreach \j [evaluate={\i=int(\j-1);}] in ...


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Here is the combination I'm using for my thesis: Serif: TeX Gyre Pagella Math: TeX Gyre Pagella Math Sans: URW Classico Greek Sans: Segoe UI Monospace: Lucida Sans Typewriter Since I wanted to have the same font (family) for math and running text, I chose Pagella as the main font from the little list of choice. URW Classico is a Optima clone and can be ...


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Arkandis Digital Foundry offers a range of free font families. Some have LaTeX support packages for type1 and/or opentype versions; others could be used in the same way as other truetype/opentype fonts.


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Without the figure, it would have been split across pages. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{lipsum} \newtheorem{thm}{Theorem} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-4] \begin{figure}[thb] \begin{thm} \lipsum[5-6] \end{thm} \end{figure} \lipsum[7-10] \end{document}



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