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Roleplayer, blogger, and full-time dad.

Started roleplaying with AD&D 1st edition and started GMing with AD&D 2nd edition, then became a fan of indie games in the past few years. Particularly fond of GMless and short-form games because they fit nicely into a busy schedule, and are very good for enticing non-gamers into the roleplaying hobby.


Mar
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
4
comment Making a centrefold figure
Excellent; this makes for nice clean code. (Since I'm doing imposition in the page layout, the centrefold does look quite pretty in the PDF output, too.)
Dec
4
accepted Making a centrefold figure
Oct
7
comment Altering page setups within postponed blocks
Goodness, I really am behind! This doc is an old MkII one, but otherwise I'm using MkIV (though even in that I had to make the above alterations). I guess I need to schedule some mucking-about time soon…
Oct
7
accepted Altering page setups within postponed blocks
Oct
7
comment Altering page setups within postponed blocks
TeXLive 2010 for OS X. I had unfortunate breakages trying to update to 2011, and haven't braved 2012 yet. In any case this solved my problem and if it's correct for the up-to-date distribution, that's better—and the comments will help anyone who's stuck with 2010. Accepted!
Oct
7
comment Altering page setups within postponed blocks
This almost works. If I use [3] instead of [none] in the second define and don't bother with the third, it works. I suspect the [page-number][named-layout] argument format isn't supported. Mind if I edit it to reflect those changes?
Oct
6
asked Altering page setups within postponed blocks
Oct
6
comment Suppressing pagebreaks within paragraphs
@lockstep Right! Yes! I was so busy testing it then getting distracted by SE procedure that I forgot to return to upvote. There you go. :)
Oct
6
comment Suppressing pagebreaks within paragraphs
@lockstep That does the job! What's the policy on closing when the other question's answers are mostly LaTeX-specific and the sorta-but-not-really-exact duplicate is about ConTeXt? A TEX-native solution works, but context users are going to be seardching with {context} to limit noise. If this was closed as a duplicate and linked to the other they'd find your answer (maybe, being the not-accepted answer on a LaTeX question, they might just close it before scrolling down), but it's not an exact duplicate, is it? Should the answer be duplicated here?
Oct
6
asked Suppressing pagebreaks within paragraphs
Oct
6
comment Making a centrefold figure
@Aditya Make that an answer and I'll accept it! \startpostponing has some unexpected behaviours (uses absolute page number, not display page number; \setupfooter doesn't appear to work inside it), but it's exactly the sort of thing I was hoping for and I think I can work around those problems.
Oct
5
asked Making a centrefold figure
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Aug
14
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
28
comment Authoring RPG books in LaTeX: what packages to use?
For layout-heavy jobs, it may be worth learning ConTeXt. It's programmatic just like LaTeX, but is built to do the kind of layout work usually done in DTP suites.
Nov
19
awarded  Teacher
Nov
18
answered Where can I find good ConTeXt documentation
Nov
9
comment How can I get multiple subject names in the header/footer of a ConTeXt document?
In fact, this is exactly the solution that I just discovered, but you beat me to the answer. Thank you! And yes, it does look like headings have a built-in mark, but \marking can be used to override the heading text if a short version is needed.
Nov
9
awarded  Scholar