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Re: [Groff] mom and the impatient beginner

From: mikkel meinike
Subject: Re: [Groff] mom and the impatient beginner
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:32:54 +0200

You are to cool Peter :-). Some of this I have already figuret out myself.
I simply skipped the .PP and just insertet the text after .START. Mom is
real nice. Thanks
Den 04/09/2012 20.03 skrev "Peter Schaffter" <address@hidden>:

> Mikkel --
> On Tue, Sep 04, 2012, mikkel meinike wrote:
> > Basically, I want a square of text that fills a whole A4 sheet to the
> > margin. As square as possible. So I need justified text but I guess
> > that is default with mom. So I figured it's just to use. .PP and make
> > a paragraph and then adjust the font size to fill the sheet out, but.
> > .PP makes a paragraph indention per default so how do you make a
> > paragraph without indention?
> Insert '.PARA_INDENT 0' after '.PRINTSTYLE'.
> > The second is that I would like to have this square of text in two
> > versions. One a portrait A4 and one a landscape A4. How do I do a
> > landscape A4 in mom? and from what I understand I will also need to
> > find out how I do it in the possessing with groff after i have set
> > this in the mom document.
> In the mom file, switch the normal dimensions for A4 after your
> .PRINTSTYLE, like this
>   .PAGEWIDTH    842p
>   .PAGELENGTH   595p
> How you process the file with groff depends on whether you're
> outputting to PostScript or PDF.
> PostScript
> ----------
> This is the classical method for generating landscape format:
>   groff [-Tps] -P-l [-P-pa4] -mom >
> ---
> The current cvs snapshot contains v2.0 of the mom macros, which
> include PDF support, as well as an updated gropdf (-Tpdf) driver and
> a wrapper script, pdfmom.  Both permit setting the physical paper
> size and dimensions from within a mom file without the need for
> corresponding -P-l or -P-p<papersize> flags on the command line.
> Thus:
>   groff -Tpdf -mom > momdoc.pdf
> or
>   pdfmom > momdoc.pdf
> Simplicity itself.  Bear in mind, though, that regardless of the
> output generated, you will still have to instruct your printer to
> print the file in landscape.
> --
> Peter Schaffter
> Author of The Binbrook Caucus

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