MAPS 12

Gerard van Nes
MAPS 94.1 (Dutch/English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 1-177
keywords: NTG, MAPS
abstract: NTG's magazine
12/maps.pdf (2821kb)

Jos Winnink
Verslag (1994/1) (Dutch)
MAPS 12, 1994, 1-5
keywords: report, members meeting
abstract: Opening 12e NTG bijeenkomst 18 november 1993;
Verslag NTG bijeenkomst van 10 juni 1993;
Ingekomen stukken en Mededelingen;
Begroting 1994;
Wat verder ter tafel komt;
LaTeX3;
MAPS;
Verslag bijeenkomsten;
Verslag werkgroepen;
Rondvraag;
Voordrachten: `(La)TeX gebruikersomgeving';
Volgende bijeenkomsten;
Sluiting
12/01.pdf (70kb)

(anonymous)
Het weten waard (Dutch)
MAPS 12, 1994, 6-7
12/02.pdf (37kb)

Kees van der Laan
Van de Voorzitter (1994/1) (Dutch)
MAPS 12, 1994, 8-10
keywords: chairman
12/03.pdf (53kb)

Gerard van Nes
Van uw MAPS Editor (1994/1) (Dutch)
MAPS 12, 1994, 11-12
12/04.pdf (38kb)

Gerard van Nes
Jaarverslag NTG 1993 (Dutch)
MAPS 12, 1994, 13-14
keywords: report NTG
12/05.pdf (36kb)

Johannes Braams
Financieel verslag NTG 1993 (Dutch)
MAPS 12, 1994, 15-16
keywords: financial report
12/06.pdf (32kb)

Jos Winnink
Use of TeX and LaTeX within the NTG community (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 17-18
keywords: TeX, LaTeX, LaTeX3
abstract: At the 1993 spring meeting of the Dutch TeX User Group
(NTG) the NTG Board was asked to find out in what way
TeX and LaTeX is used by its members. Main motivation
for this question was to find out how important funding of
the LaTeX-3 project for the members of NTG is.
Therefore it was necessary to have insight in the use of
TeX and related products/macro packages. It was decided
that the board should held a inquiry among the members and
if possible present the results at the fall 1993 meeting.
This article describes the results of the survey.
12/07.pdf (25kb)

Erik Frambach
The making of the 4allTeX CD-ROM (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 19-21
keywords: CDROM, 4allTeX, 4TeX, ISO9660
abstract: In about one half year the world's first turn-key TeX
system on CD-ROM was produced. It contains the ms-dos
TeX workbench 4TeX version 3.20 in perhaps the largest
form ever, plus many TeX sources that are valuable to
any TeX user. In this article we present a look behind
the scenes, so you get some insight in the course of
events that mark the production of NTG's first CD-ROM.
12/08.pdf (67kb)

Frans Goddijn, Henk de Haan
FGBBS: de jonge jarige (Dutch)
MAPS 12, 1994, 22-24
keywords: FGBBS, bulletin board, Fidonet, internet, 4allTeX, LittleComm, CDROM
abstract: Stonden de eerste zes maanden van het FGBBS in het teken
van onafgebroken uitbreiding van file- en
berichtengebieden en het telkens vergroten van de beoogde
gebruikersvriendelijkheid, het afgelopen halfjaar hebben
we met succes gestreefd naar stabilisatie van het systeem,
overigens zonder de actualiteit uit het oog te
verliezen.
12/09.pdf (31kb)

Wietse Dol
4TeX 3.20 a technical note (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 25-26
abstract: With the release of the CD-ROM there will also be a new
release of the 4TeX workbench (version 3.20). In this
note I will try and explain what will be different from
the earlier versions (e.g. installed with 4allTeX).
12/10.pdf (25kb)

Wietse Dol
Frequently Asked Questions about 4TeX (2) (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 27-30
12/11.pdf (47kb)

Robert Best
TeX zonder omhaal; voor Atari ST en andere PC's (III) (Dutch)
MAPS 12, 1994, 31-33
keywords: TeXDraw, MIDITeX, MusicTeX, BigTeX, MakeIndex
abstract: TeXDraw wordt getest. Veel Atari ST's worden gebruikt
om electronisch muziek te maken, op te nemen (MIDI) en af
te drukken in muziekschrift. Dat afdrukken kan ook met
TeX. Uitbreidingen van TeX zoals LaTeX, TeXsis en
MusicTeX maken het zetwerk makkelijker en mooier, maar
TeX heeft ook meer werkruimte nodig. We maken een
BigTeX en een trefwoordenregister voor een lange tekst.
Deze cursus is een herdruk van een serie artikelen uit het
blad ST, uitgegeven door Stichting ST. Daar zijn de in de
tekst genoemde schijfjes te verkrijgen.
12/12.pdf (100kb)

Mark van Veen
TeX zonder omhaal; voor Atari ST en andere PC's (IV) (Dutch)
MAPS 12, 1994, 34-36
keywords: LaTeX2e
abstract: Deze keer gaat het over een recent uitgekomen
macro-pakket, dat LaTeX2e heet. Dit pakket vormt een
krachtige set macro's, waarmee je zonder al te veel van
TeX af te weten goed uitziende teksten kan produceren.
Deze cursus is een herdruk van een serie artikelen uit het
blad ST, uitgegeven door Stichting ST. Daar zijn de in de
tekst genoemde schijfjes te verkrijgen.
12/13.pdf (37kb)

Michel Goossens
LaTeX2e, an overview (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 37-46
abstract: This article gives an overview of the new or extended
user commands available with LaTeX2e, the new LaTeX
release, compared to the previous version LaTeX 2.09.
After introducing the newpreamble commands, the extensions
for defining new commands and environments, and handling
length and boxes are discussed. The new font selection
commands are explained, both for text and math, and it is
shown how to easily use different font families. A list of
supported class and package files is given and new
possibilities for controlling page contents and floats are
discussed. Most of this material is described in much
greater detail in `The LaTeX Companion' and in the
second edition of the LaTeX Reference Manual.
12/14.pdf (145kb)

Johannes Braams
Standard Document Classes and Packages (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 47-49
abstract: This article describes the Document Classes and Packages
that are availabel or will be available shortly for use
with LaTeX2e . The number of available Packages and
Classes will obviously change once LaTeX2e is the
`official' LaTeX.
12/15.pdf (47kb)

Johannes Braams
Upgrading old styles (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 50-52
abstract: This article deals with the things you have to look for
when upgrading and old .sty file for LaTeX2e , turning
it into either a Document Class or a Package.
12/16.pdf (51kb)

Sebastian Rahtz
A brief guide to TeX assistants (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 53-57
abstract: This paper offers a `back to basics' overview of the
various types of software which are of assistance to the
TeXnical writer on a personal computer (this includes
Unix machines, but excludes, for instance, VMS or VM/CMS
systems). It is based on a presentation to the October
UK-TUG meeting, and I am grateful to the other speakers,
and our chairman Allan Reese, for insights and news. I
would also like to refer readers to the Dutch TeX
Group's journal MAPS, whose issue 93.2 contains a variety
of useful papers on TeX interfaces, two of which are
reproduced in Baskerville Volume 3.2 (December 1993).
12/17.pdf (359kb)

Alan Jeffrey
Building virtual fonts with `fontinst' (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 58-59
abstract: This document gives a brief overview of the fontinst
package. The fontinst package is used to build virtual
fonts (VFs) which allow PostScript fonts to be used as
drop-in replacements for the Computer Modern fonts in
TeX. Below, I'll describe VFs briefly, and describe how
they can be built using the fontinst package.
12/18.pdf (32kb)

Nikos Drakos
TeX to Hypertext Conversion with LaTeX2HTML (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 60-62
abstract: LaTeX2HTML is a conversion tool that allows existing
documents written in LaTeX to become part of a global
multimedia system. This paper presents some of the reasons
for using such a system and describes the basic conversion
process.
12/19.pdf (82kb)

Michel Goossens, Sebastian Rahtz
Colour slides with LaTeX and `seminar.sty' (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 63-68
12/20.pdf (200kb)

Norman Walsh
Making TeX work (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 69-91
keywords: book, table of contents, abstract, preface, book review, review
abstract: This article contains the Table of Contents, Preface, and
Chapter 4 of `Making TeX Work' by Norman Walsh; published
by O'Reilly and Associates (ISBN 1-56592-051-1). No effort
has been made to preserve the `look and feel' of the book
in this text, and some simplifications have been performed
(particularly with respect to special formatting issues
and package names).
12/21.pdf (550kb)

Paul Thompson
Review of `Making TeX work' (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 92
keywords: book review, review
abstract: This is a review of the book `Making TeX Work' by Norman
Walsch
12/22.pdf (15kb)

Dimitrios Filippou
Typesetting Greek texts by TeX and LaTeX (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 93-96
keywords: TeX, LaTeX, Greek, fonts, packages, freeware, commercial
abstract: This paper contains some information on whatever exists
for typesetting by TeX documents which contain entirely
or in part Greek text. Those who would like to typeset
Greek texts not by plain TeX, but rather with LaTeX,
may find this short article quite useful as well.
12/23.pdf (49kb)

Angelika Binding
Springer authors do it with TeX (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 97-99
12/24.pdf (33kb)

Hans Hagen
TeX-verwerking bij PRAGMA (Dutch)
MAPS 12, 1994, 100-102
keywords: use of TeX, practice
abstract: PRAGMA uses TeX for producing educational texts. To facilitate
development of educational materials, a dedicated macro package has been
developed as well as a full featured TeX(t) editing environment.
12/25.pdf (62kb)

Hans Hagen
Computerondersteund tekstgebruik (Dutch)
MAPS 12, 1994, 103-105
12/26.pdf (44kb)

Siep Kroonenberg
Data publishing (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 106-107
keywords: databases, spreadsheet, tables
abstract: This paper demonstrates how commercial software and LaTeX
can work together in data publishing.
12/27.pdf (28kb)

Siep Kroonenberg
Table design (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 108-110
keywords: tables design, rules, whitespace, fonts, alignment, justification
abstract: A critical look at table typesetting as practiced by LaTeX
users, with before-and-after examples.
12/28.pdf (52kb)

Kees van der Laan
BLUe's Transparencies (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 111-114
keywords: foils, formatting, generic style, slides, transparencies
abstract: TeX macros for formatting transparencies are provided.
The macros have been designed with reusability of earlier
formatted document parts in mind, with a wink to
maintenance of the tranparency set.
12/29.pdf (59kb)

Kees van der Laan
BLUe's Bibliography (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 115
keywords: literature database, bibliography, plain TeX
abstract: In addition to the earlier method of maintaining a
database in TeX, it is shown how to load the entries
selectively, without modifying the entries of the
database.
12/30.pdf (22kb)

Kees van der Laan
BLUe's Verbatim (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 116-118
keywords: escape character, formatting, generic style, semi-transparent, verbatim
abstract: A suite of macros for verbatim mode is provided, which
are simple, concise and flexible. The functionalities are:
verbatim text, and file verbatim inclusion, with `options'
for numbering and enabling of metacode. Options can be
supplied via the toks variable \thisverbatim,
and globally via \everyverbatim. The place within
context can be handled via the defs \preverbatim
and \postverbatim. The macros are context
independent and can be used at the inner level with
AnyTeX.
12/31.pdf (40kb)

Kees van der Laan
TUGboat BLUes (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 119-150
keywords: block comment, computer-assisted typography, EuroTeX, LaTeX, markup, optional parameters, preprints, publisher formats, TTN, TUGboat, multi-columns, verbatim
abstract: The significance of TUGboat for the TeX community at
large is praised. (l)tugboat.sty, tugboat.cmn and the TUG
authors' guide are discussed, next to their siblings
(l)tugproc.sty and the option euroTeX.sty. Article
templates for the various `styles as is' are provided.
Independent and in addition to these I included customing
files. Also included is my concrete proposal for a tug.ppt
style-for preprints of tugboat.sty, and tugproc.sty, in
the spirit of ams.ppt. Furthermore, a new and simple
alternative to the handling of options for TeX is
proposed, based on the toks variable \this<foo>,
analogous to \every<foo>. This is applied to handling
verbatims, with as a result a compact suite of verbatim macros
to be used with AnyTeX.
12/32.pdf (361kb)

Nico Poppelier
Book review: `Practical SGML' & `Math into TeX' (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 151-152
keywords: book review, SGML
abstract: Two new books are discussed: `Practical SGML' from Eric
Herwijnen, and `math into TeX, a simple introduction to
AMS-LaTeX' from George Grätzer.
12/33.pdf (27kb)

Donald Arseneau, Raymond Chen, Victor Eijkhout
The TeX Hierarchy (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 153-154
abstract: For the UNIX operating system, a list of
characterizations exists describing what constitutes a
novice, a user, a guru, ... Here we give a similar list
for users of TeX. The reader is kindly asked to take this
purely in a humorous vein.
12/34.pdf (31kb)

Sebastian Rahtz
Obtaining TeX (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 155-156
keywords: CTAN, FTP, archives
abstract: The UKTeX Archive (Internet `Daughter' archive) on
ftp.TeX.ac.uk is part of a collaborating network of
archives organised by the TeX Users Group known as CTAN
(Comprehensive TeX Archive Network). The three main
archives now follow the same structure and have identical
files (ftp.TeX.ac.uk, ftp.shsu.edu and
ftp.uni-stuttgart.de).
12/35.pdf (24kb)

Leslie Lamport, LaTeX3 project team
LaTeX2e — Second Test Release (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 157-158
abstract: The second test release of LaTeX is now available.
Notes about this release are at the end of this
announcement. The first release revealed a few serious
bugs and several other areas which need attention. Many
people reported that documents and style files had been
processed by the new system without serious problems; this
includes one very important test — the original text of
`The LaTeX Manual'! We can also report that this release
has been tested with all the files in the LaTeX 2.09
test suite and produces only predictable differences in
the output.
12/36.pdf (28kb)

David Thomas
Literate Programming Frequently Asked Questions (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 159-164
abstract: This document is for new and experienced users of
literate programming tools. The purpose is to explain the
concept of literate programming and to provide a resource
for locating files of interest to literate programmers and
those interested in literate programming.
12/37.pdf (61kb)

Kees van der Laan
Report BachoTeX'94 (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 165-166
keywords: BachoTeX, trip report, music, book design, BLUe introduction
abstract: Education was about:
  • survey of TeX,
  • Polish typographical tradition,
  • LaTeX2e,
  • LaMeX2e,
  • Indexing and bibliography making,
  • dvips use and so on,
  • fonts with TeX and PostScript,
  • METAFONT.
The contributions to the conference were about:
  • emerging GUST archive,
  • LaTeX and Polish,
  • AmSLaTeX.
Phil Taylor had the stage when talking in full colour about
book design. Kees van der Laan talked about Manmac, and his
BLUe system.
12/38.pdf (33kb)

Kees van der Laan
Report NTeX'94 (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 167
keywords: Nordic TUG, NTUG annual meeting
abstract: The meeting of the Nordic countries was attended. Few people
did show up because of the distance. Issues at stake were:
  • hyphenation patterns for Norwegian,
  • how to create your own documentsstyle,
  • TUGboat blues.
12/39.pdf (26kb)

(anonymous)
Announcement TUG '94 (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 168-169
keywords: TUG conference, Santa Barbara
abstract: Announcement of TUG '94 conference.
12/40.pdf (29kb)

(anonymous)
Announcement EuroTeX'94 (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 170
keywords: EuroTeX, conference, announcement, Gdansk
abstract: Announcement of EuroTeX'94 conference.
12/41.pdf (16kb)

Erik Frambach, Wietse Dol
Announcement 4allTeX CD-ROM (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 171-174
keywords: announcement, 4TeX, 4allTeX, CDROM
abstract: Announcement of NTG's 4allTeX cd-rom
12/42.pdf (37kb)

Erik Frambach, Wietse Dol
Cursusaankondiging 4TeX (Dutch)
MAPS 12, 1994, 175
keywords: courses, 4TeX
abstract: Aankondiging 4TeX cursus
12/43.pdf (16kb)

(anonymous)
Table of Contents TUGboat (English)
MAPS 12, 1994, 176-177
keywords: TUGboat, contents
abstract: Table of contents of TUGboat Volume 14.4, and 15.1.
12/44.pdf (28kb)