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Re: Incorrectly Formatted Tables, web.pdf

From: Jonathan Levi
Subject: Re: Incorrectly Formatted Tables, web.pdf
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:03:09 +0000 (UTC)

Fine, I'll leave it. And yes, I did see the HTML version, which works fine. 
However, I'll take the liberty of suggesting that you remove the PDF version 
again. It still is "so bad"!

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonas Hahnfeld <hahnjo@hahnjo.de>
To: Jonathan Levi <drjlevi6@aol.com>; bug-lilypond@gnu.org 
Sent: Wed, Feb 24, 2021 2:25 pm
Subject: Re: Incorrectly Formatted Tables, web.pdf

Hi Jonathan,

Am Dienstag, dem 23.02.2021 um 20:32 +0000 schrieb Jonathan Levi via
> Sir/Madam:
> I recently downloaded Lilypond v2.23, and with it the big documentation 
> manual, web.pdf.

I think web.pdf is not really a priority with respect to formatting, as
the name suggests you should just view the web page at lilypond.org.
IIRC it was even known to be so bad that it was removed from the build
system some years ago, but it probably came back with a rewrite of the
documentation build last summer.

> I note that most of the tables in pp. 70–91 have serious formatting errors: 
> lines from different columns running into each other, bad indentation and/or 
> spacing of words in individual lines (especially the lines "partially 
> translated", "up to date" and "partially up to date".) Also, when an 
> individual line needs to be broken to fit into its column, only the first of 
> the resulting multiple lines is indented; this gives the text a particularly 
> awkward appearance. The formatting errors appear to be independent of the PDF 
> reader used to display them: they appear when I open the document with either 
> Preview, PDFpenPro (Mac) or Adobe Reader DC (Mac or Windows 10.)
> I've attached one of the faulty pages (p. 93); I've also made a corrected 
> version of its last table. I would be willing to undertake similar 
> reformatting of the other tables, if you wish.

That said, *if* you're interested to improve formatting, you'll have to
delve into the texinfo sources that the PDF is generated from.


> Sincerely,
> Jonathan Levi, M.D.
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