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{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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Are balanced lines possible in LaTeX?

This question comes a little too late for me, but as it is an interesting question, I will ask it anyway. When I was designing my book, I was wondering whether I should use spaced or indented ...
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Grid vs Tables to create a catalog like layout

I am trying to figuring out how to setup in ConTeXt a fluid grid to have all the elements of a catalog in a clear and recognizable pattern. The more I read about grid and the more I am convinced that ...
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Context: Grid layout, but not for headings, figures, tables etc

How can I have grid layout in Context, but it should not enforce strict grid typesetting for headings, figures, tables etc? Only paragraphs need to be always on the grid. How can I achieve that? ...
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How to make text height on pages the same and keep text on grid for book's page spread?

My project contains a lot of short subsections. After compiling some pages becomes longer than the others and also lost lines grid for page spread. I've tried grid but not succeeded. Sometimes ...
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Force all lines into regular intervals so pages back up each other

Bringhurst writes in The Elements of Typographic Style: How can such an effect be achieved? Even when manually redefining all spaces, skips and heights to be multiples of the same number and have no ...
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Grid layout offset adjustment and non-uniform columns in LMTX

I'm trying to emulate the style of Jean-Luc Doumont's presentation. Here is his slide, with a grid overlay (please open in a new window of image viewer as the gridlines are hard to see on tex....
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How to write Nepali and English on the same page in Overleaf

\documentclass{report} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{english} \setotherlanguage{Nepali} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Times New Roman} \newfontfamily\devanagarifont[Script=...
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Calendar with days in columns; week number and habit tracker

Below you can see a page of my bullet journal. The layout is very efficient, but I have to draw the lines and fill in all calendar days by hand! Thus, for the next year, I would like to build a ...
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How could I typeset this? (Horizontal and aligned cancelling)

Let's say I have a reducible fraction, like 77/33, and I want to show its reduction. I'd like to create something similar to cancel's \cancelto, in that it overlaps the superseded digit, but ...
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Using post_linebreak_filter in LuaTeX to set height and depth of boxes

After reading this answer Automatically prevent extra line spacing because of math by David Carlisle, I experimented with the code to get grid typesetting. My approach: The height of a line is always (...
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adjust vertical space in quoting environment to exactly one line

I am sure this must have been asked before: I want to adjust the vertical space before and after the quoted text to exactly one line. The default seems to be a little less. I am working in a double ...
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Offset a text block from the main grid by half the leading

In my attempt below I can almost achieve the correct offset if it were not for the descenders in the last line of the text block. Let's assume that the leading in the text block is identical to the ...
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Place a heading at the top of a page on the grid

In the following example the first heading should be placed on the second grid line while the space between "Heading" and "Subheading" should remain as is. Interestingly, the grid ...
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Extra blank line before heading not immediately preceded by another heading

What I would like to obtain is an extra blank line before a heading if this heading is not immediately preceded by another heading. This is what I have so far: \setuplayout[grid=yes] \showgrid \...
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How to get rid of erroneous extra grid lines?

The below code is giving me an error: How do I get rid of these bad extra lines? See image at the bottom. \begin{document} \begin{table} \begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{|r|r|r|r|r|} \hline \...
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Multicol, vertical alignment of normal text lines

Is there an environment like multicol that would horizontally align lines of columns? I was asked to help with a dictionary and the layout should have two columns. Running plain text is fine, lines ...
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What is the "generic rule" for determining how many words to "justify" on a line in a book?

Let's say that we have a raw book script such as: Alice looked on the hobbit, shocked, and said: "You have eaten all our food?! Then what will we eat?" Bilbo replied: "Sorry about that....
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Typessing on a grid (Quantum spaces by Jean-Luc Doumont) support in latex

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 ...
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Lined-paper line spacing, and redefining the math environment

(The description is kind of long, questions are at bottom) I'm currently using a lined-paper style, thus need all the contents to be strictly sticking to the line. I've changed the \baselineskip, have ...
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How to typeset a cumulative frequency curve with non-integer x axis ticks using Tikz and PGF, not pstricks

I am a newbie here. I need your help: I need to typeset this curve using Tikz and pgf only, no pstricks. The xy values to be plotted are contained in the 3rd and 4th columns in this table: Note: ...
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Writing text side-by-side [closed]

Can someone please help me figure out how to write two columns of text side by side for just a short region of a page in LaTeX? As a MWE please see the attached pic. Edit : I just want to write two ...
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Blanks before redefined heads not obeying grid in ConTeXt

The following MWE in ConTeXt shows that if space is inserted before a chapter heading at the top of a page, it moves the contents of that page off the grid. Without the second argument to setuphead, ...
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Grid typesetting for equations

There were many discussions about grid typesetting in TeX. "Almost impossible"... I want to show that it is possible. I have found a way to make display math obey the grid. In contrast to packages ...
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LuaLaTeX: Align baselines in two column document (grid typesetting)

I'm typesetting a scientific book with a lot of sections, tables, figures and equations. The book is in two columns. My client asked me to ensure baselines of the text in both columns are aligned ...
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Typesetting a fancy grid of figures

So, I need TeX to arrange the page as can be seen below. More specifically, to arrange vector graphics .pdf figures in a rectangular grid, with strict fixed boundaries, captions below and possibly ...
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Move a pgfplot's minor grid on behind the major one

I noticed that the minor grid y = const coordinate lines are before the major one. How can I move the minor grid on behind the major one? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} %=====...
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ConTeXt: Use grid in margin block

Even though I set grid=yes in \setuplayout, margin blocks do not use the grid. Example file: \setuplayout [ grid=yes, cutspace=6cm, width=fit, backspace=6cm, ] \showgrid \...
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Snapping back to baseline in documents with facing pages

Usually the baseline in LaTeX's output is exactly continuous across pages, so that lines on the following pages appear as printed "on top" of each other when a page is turned. But that behaviour can ...
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How to (re)define margins for sectioning commands? [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to adjust my document to the baseline grid and for that I want to change all margins of \chapter, \section, \subsection (and floats) etc. to multiples of the \baselineskip. I ...
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ConTeXt: Grid-aligned external images

Background Looking to embed images that are grid-aligned. More specifically, I'd like to render linearized absorption and emission spectral lines that do not cause the prose to typeset off-grid. (See ...
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How to draw under-text grid lines in minipage?

I want to achieve like shown below: But the only thing I can get with ulem is: With the code below: \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage{ulem} \begin{document} \begin{center} \begin{minipage}...
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centering / aligning arbitrary amsmath objects

See how the little ^\frown ⌢ symbols are aligned (on the last 3 lines) ? That's what I want. But see how it's just a concatenation symbol for (C_\alpha) (Cα) and (C_\beta) (Cβ) ? I want to make ...
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creating a square 9x9 grid

I am new to latex. Is there a way to create shogi diagram like this picture using tikzpicture? I have tried tabular with square cell and rotating package for rotating kanji and created some very plain ...
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Align figure on a grid by it's top edge

I'm trying to place figures in a book that I'm typesetting. Most of them end up at the top of a page. I'd like my captions to use smaller font with a smaller line spacing than the main text of the ...
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Fullwidth solutionorgrid with exam-class

The exam-class provides a convenient environment for typesetting either a specified kind of space for students to solve the question or the solution to that question, based on given class options. My ...
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Why does the baseline skip depend on the letters depth in some fonts?

I have some trouble with the line high using an OTF with fontspec package. The baseline skip of a line differs depending on the depth of the used letter. So for example a line containing a »g« is ...
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How to use custom command output as lenght?

In order to convince TeX to keep the grid I tried to program a command, that takes a font size switch as parameter and calculates the reminder of the division of the corresponding baseline skip and ...
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True grid: What happens to vertical spaces if a section follows directly a chapter?

I am trying to keep the lines of all pages to the same grid. So I set the spaces above and under \chapter, \section etc. to compensate the different baselineskip of my headings. For example I set ...
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How do you get a blurred backpage in draft-setting?

In an answer to this question, Tobi posted an image of a few lines of text, and then, blurred and with a slight skip, the lines of the text that appear on the backside of the page, in reverse order: ...
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Grid typesetting in memoir

I am trying to make all lines line up in my documents. As I am using a custom leading of exactly 15pt, I have replaced all occurrences of vertical space with the nearest multiple of 15, and all ...
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Redefine \equation for grid typesetting

Please look at the following MWE: \documentclass[17pt, twocolumn, landscape]{extbook}% \baselineskip=22pt \newdimen\mathheight \newdimen\mathdepth % Redefine \equation for grid typesetting \...
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Is there an automatic way to fit lines in document with multiple columns?

I've noted that professional multicolumn documents usually manage to fit the parallel lines. With that I mean that all the lines of both columns are perfectly at the same height. This is achieved by ...
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Ignoring \vskipnextgrid at the top of a page before \section

Consider a document using the gridset package, and some plain text at the top of two pages. But one of the pages is preceded by a \vskipnextgrid like so: \RequirePackage{gridset} \documentclass[12pt]{...
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\savepos=\savepos in lualatex. Why?

I use LuaLaTeX. Today I decided to try the gridset package. To my surprise, \usepackage{gridset} produced an error, telling me that the \savepos command was already defined. MWE: \documentclass{...
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How to align floats to a grid?

I try to use John Kormylo's idea for grid typesetting. See: Text in two columns on the same level The command \resetbase works very well for nonfloating objects like equations or headings. But how ...
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How to center a justified 80%-width paragraph while preserving perfect grid alignment?

I need to center a justified paragraph, 80% of total textwidth while preserving perfect alignment with the underlying baseline grid. I can get the desidered size and centering, but not the alignment ...
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ConTeXt: How do a \hrule beneath title in grid mode?

How can I place the \hrule beneath the title in grid mode the same as in grid mode off? Why is the \hrule more greyish in grid mode? Grid off: \setuplayout[grid=off] \setuphead[title][after=\hrule, ...
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Grid and chapter (addchap), section (KOMA)

My publisher asked me to work with a grid because the book will have 1000 pages and very thin paper, so that the text from the next page won't shine through making the page all grey. I read about the ...
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Grid typesetting

Question Is there any way to manage that text stays on the grid given by a tikzpicture? Screenshot MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{eso-pic} \AddToShipoutPicture{% \...
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How can I calculate a number of lines needed to fit the text?

I want to make a command that works like \CalcNumber{<the text>}{<width>}{<cs>} And stores the number of lines (i. e. height in \baselineskip rounded up) needed for <the text>...
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