I saw the presentation of Jean-Luc Doumont on typesetting on a grid. He talks about some macros in this presentation, but I wonder if there is any package in latex yet, to support this.

Here are the sample pages of this book.

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    Yes, I am using the tufte class very often, however it has nothing in common with a grid-like layout. Jul 25, 2020 at 17:09
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    I would dare to say there is none, maybe one among LaTeX3 packages (galleys or something like that). There are also options in ConTeXt, maybe more advanced. Jul 25, 2020 at 20:09
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    TeX is known for not great at grid-typesetting. Jean-luc Doumont’s book utilizes TeX macros (not LaTeX codes) to have more control over the layout. In his book, everything was set in a very “controlled” environment (he talked about deliberately writing paragraphs in perfect rectangles in the video). In short, if you are looking for grid-solution in a “high-level” and “automatic” way, you probably have to switch to ConTeXt (still not perfect when it comes to complicated displayed multi-line maths). But, you can always go for complete manual (like the good old days of hot metal). Jul 26, 2020 at 2:03
  • Just wondering, did any body tried to mimic this with tabulars? Yes, there is no text flow between pages but that is probably neither the case for the custom TeX system he uses. I bet every page is crafted individually.
    – alfC
    Apr 8 at 5:25
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    @MS-SPO, I didn't know about flowfram. I remember when I saw Aldus PageMaker (4.0?) for Windows 3.1 for the first time and it had floating boxes in which the text could flow from one to the other, even in different pages. It blew my mind.
    – alfC
    Apr 9 at 21:22


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