MAPS 23 (99.2)

Taco Hoekwater, Siep Kroonenberg
MAPS 1999.2 (English/Dutch), MAPS 23, 1999, 116p.
keywords: NTG, MAPS
abstract: NTG's magazine
Taco Hoekwater, Siep Kroonenberg
Redactioneel (Dutch), MAPS 23, 1999, 1
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NTG and TeX info (Dutch), MAPS 23, 1999, 2
02.pdf (48kb)
Jules van Weerden, Maarten Gelderman
De NTG en het Internet (1999/2) (Dutch), MAPS 23, 1999, 3-4
keywords: discussionlist, TEX-NL
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Erik Frambach
TeX User Groups around the world (English), MAPS 23, 1999, 5-7
keywords: TeX user groups, addresses
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Siep Kroonenberg
TUG'99, Vancouver (English), MAPS 23, 1999, 8-12
keywords: TeX user groups, Vancouver, TUG conference
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Frans Goddijn
Gezeefd uit de TEX-NL discussielijst (Dutch), MAPS 23, 1999, 13-31
keywords: TEX-NL, guru, hints, hack, bugs
abstract: Dit is het zesde deel uit een serie die in 1993 door Philippe Vanoverbeke in de MAPS is gestart. Philippe maakte een selectie van berichten uit de TEX-NL lijst. Een aantal oplossingen, hints en gouden tips over onderwerpen waarvan je weleens denkt: ``hoe zat dat ook alweer?'' In de MAPS van najaar 1998 stond deel 5. Voor deze aflevering is een aantal berichten gezeefd uit TEX-NL van maart 1999 tot juli 1999.
06.pdf (191kb)
Hans Hagen
The NTG MAPS bibliography -- from SGML to TeX to PDF (English), MAPS 23, 1999, 32-47
keywords: CDROM, ConTeXt, NTG, MAPS, PDF, SGML, XML
abstract: A few years ago, the NTG decided to put their MAPS volumes on the internet in the PDF file format. At about the same time, it was decided to build the associated bibliography in such a way that it could be used to produce both a HTML and PDF document.
Recently, the MAPS bibliography has been converted to a proper XML document source. In the process, the descriptions were made as consistent as possible. The XML source was used as input for a PDF document, that provides extensive browse and search options. This PDF file, along with the MAPS articles, is provided to NTG members as an additional service.
In this article the electronic NTG MAPS will be presented and the specific characteristics of the production process will be explained. Also, some of the complicating aspects will be discussed. I assume that the reader is familiar with SGML and TeX. The focus will be on the interface between SGML, TeX and PDF.
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Wietse Dol, Erik Frambach
4TeX 5.0 for Windows and the 4allTeX CDroms (English), MAPS 23, 1999, 48-52
keywords: 4TeX, fourtex, 4allTeX, fouralltex, Windows, software
abstract: Every year many software distributors launch a new version of their software products. They all tell you that there are fundamental improvements and bug fixes and that you have to upgrade immediately. With the release of edition 5 of 4allTeX you could ask yourself what this new edition offers as compared to e.g. the older versions of 4allTeX and the TeX-live CDrom. Below we will give a summary of all of the goodies of the new 4allTeX distribution and give you pointers to the internet where you can find more information.
08.pdf (190kb)
Maarten Gelderman
Toolbox: the toolbox? (English), MAPS 23, 1999, 53-55
keywords: mail-merge, regular expressions, emacs, Excel, makefiles, toolbox
abstract: This MAPS is about the TeX Toolbox, about other programs than TeX itself. So this MAPS's toolbox should probably deal with this kind of material. As a consequence this toolbox is even more eclectic than earlier ones. First I will show you how I make mailings to NTG-members, by combining Excel and LaTeX. Next I will present the most ugly regular expression I know of, and finally I will say something about using makefiles.
09.pdf (79kb)
Paul Huygen
Maak een logo met behulp van literate programming (Dutch), MAPS 23, 1999, 56-68
keywords: literate programming, WEB, Nuweb, logos
abstract: In dit artikel wordt beschreven hoe de literate programming techniek gebruikt kan worden om complexe taken uit te voeren en te documenteren. Als voorbeeld wordt een logo ontworpen met behulp van de gereedschappen AWK, picTeX en LaTeX.
10.pdf (82kb)
Paul Huygen
Zet tekst op een vaste plaats op een bladzijde (Dutch), MAPS 23, 1999, 69-71
keywords: DTP, LaTeX
abstract: In dit artikel is beschreven hoe een LaTeX probleem werd opgelost door het aan de TeX kopstukken voor te leggen via de NTG mailing list. Het concrete LaTeX probleem was het plaatsen van tekst op een vaste plaats op een bladzijde.
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Roland Kwee
DTP with TeX (English), MAPS 23, 1999, 72-74
keywords: programming, DTP, vertical mode
abstract: A set of simple macros is presented, in the style of modular programming, to make it easy to put texts at arbitrary positions on the page, without being restricted by formatting rules. This is not only useful for single-page documents like announcements and business cards, but also for designing stationery with letterheads or printing labels. The method is based on putting kerned texts in boxes with zero horizontal and vertical size and staying in vertical mode. This works with plain, and any other, TeX and can be combined with any other document formatting.
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Maarten Gelderman
Het gebruik van KIX (tm) in TeX (Dutch), MAPS 23, 1999, 75-76
keywords: KIX, font, barcode, PTT
abstract: Recentelijk introduceerde de Nederlandse PTT de zogenaamde KIX (tm)-code. Deze KlantIndex is een streepjescode die gebruikte wordt ten behoeve van de automatische verwerking van poststukken. In dit artikel laat ik zien hoe KIX met relatief weinig moeite gebruikt kan worden binnen TeX en LaTeX.
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Taco Hoekwater
An Extended Maths Font Set for Processing MathML (English), MAPS 23, 1999, 77-83
keywords: math, fonts, PostScript, METAFONT
abstract: Last years autumn, work started on a new set of mathematical fonts that are intended to cover the full range of characters included in MathML as well as those included in the proposals for mathematical extensions in the next version of Unicode.
This paper presents the first result of that work: A new Times-compatible maths font set consisting of about 1500 symbols and a few alphabets; along with a collection of TeX macros to use them.
These fonts are donated to the public domain by Kluwer Academic Publishers and are available in both METAFONT source and Adobe Type 1 formats.
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Hans Hagen
TeX as presentation tool -- an introduction to the ConTeXt presentation environments (English), MAPS 23, 1999, 84-89
keywords: ConTeXt, presentation, slides, transparencies, PDF
abstract: In this article I will introduce a few styles I wrote on behalf of presentations. These styles are part of the ConTeXt distribution and can serve as an example of defining layouts in this macro package. More details can be found in the documented styles.
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Hans Hagen
Typesetting flow charts -- let TeX and METAPOST do the job (English), MAPS 23, 1999, 90-102
keywords: flowcharts, graphics, charts, METAPOST, TeX
abstract: This article presents the ConTeXt module that deals with flowcharts and related types of charts. The charts are drawn at run--time by METAPOST in close cooperation with TeX. This not only gives us rather good graphics, but also provides a seamless integration of flow charts in documents, including hyperlink support and other fancy features.
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Erik Frambach
ASCII editors for TeX on MS-Windows (English), MAPS 23, 1999, 103-107
keywords: ASCII editors, Windows, comparison
abstract: There are many good ASCII editor programs available for TeX-users using MS-Windows. However, they all have there strong points and their weaknesses. In this article I will discuss a few of them.
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Piet van Oostrum
Using Emacs and AucTeX for preparing LaTeX documents (English), MAPS 23, 1999, 108-112
keywords: emacs, AucTeX, LaTeX, TeX, packages, editing
abstract: Users of TeX and LaTeX can be helped very much by an editor that knows about the specifics of these packages. For instance it can do syntax coloring so that the user sees immediately the difference between normal text and TeX commands; it can insert skeletons for often used commands and environments in order to prevent missing elements (e.g. missing \end parts), etc.
This article describes the use of the Emacs editing environment with the AucTeX package for the preparation of LaTeX documents. The main characteristics of Emacs are discussed, followed by a more detailed description of the facilities that AucTeX offers to assist the author of LaTeX documents. Finally we describe how AucTeX can be customized to support your own or external commands and LaTeX packages.
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Siep Kroonenberg
Tools for PostScript and PDF (English), MAPS 23, 1999, 112-116
keywords: PostScript, DSC comments, PDF, GhostScript, graphics, conversion, EPS inclusion, bounding box
abstract: This paper explains why PostScript is interesting for TeX users, and describes various tools for working with PostScript, with special attention to GhostScript. The paper concludes with a section on PDF, the derivative of PostScript which is destined to take over much of the role of PostScript in the prepress workflow.
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