Wybo Dekker
MAPS 2003.1 (English/Dutch)
MAPS 29, 2003, 1-161
maps.pdf (6080kb)
NTG's magazine

Wybo Dekker
Redactioneel (Dutch)
MAPS 29, 2003, 1
01.pdf (75kb)

Frans Goddijn
32e NTG-bijeenkomst (Dutch)
MAPS 29, 2003, 2-5
02.pdf (544kb)

Erik Frambach
TeX user groups worldwide - what's cooking? (English)
MAPS 29, 2003, 6-9
03.pdf (79kb)
history, volunteer work, problems, lugs, TeX user groups
This article is based on a presentation given at the UK TUG meeting in Oxford in October 2002. It describes some current problems that TeX user groups face and it attempts to distill lessons learned and recommendations from almost 25 years of TeX user groups history.

Koen Wybo
LaTeX: een newbie-ervaring (Dutch)
MAPS 29, 2003, 10-14
04.pdf (116kb)
Hoe ik een LaTeX-adept werd; argumentatie pro LaTeX en contra zijn grafische concurrenten: Word en OpenOffice.

Kees van der Laan
BachoTeX 2003 — as of old, and some more (Dutch)
MAPS 29, 2003, 15-23
05.pdf (169kb)
BachoTeX2003, GUST, Poland
A (partial) report of GUST's 11th meeting at Bachotek, Poland is given. It is incomplete because I could not understand most of the Polish contributions and I skipped the LaTeX day. It reflects just of one of the threads through BachoTeX03's life. A question is raised: can the TeX-world follow with pdfTeX the evolving PDF standard?

Wybo Dekker
Toolbox (English)
MAPS 29, 2003, 24-25
06.pdf (84kb)
index, rules, tooltips, uitvullen
Nieuwe avonturen in TeX-land.

Simon Pepping
Docbook In ConTeXt — a ConTeXt XML mapping for DocBook documents (English)
MAPS 29, 2003, 26-37
07.pdf (118kb)
Docbook In ConTeXt combines two technologies that are widely used by authors of technical literature: the Docbook DTD and the ConTeXt macro package for TeX. It is a ConTeXt module that allows one to produce a typeset version of a Docbook XML file, in dvi or pdf format.

Sjouke Mauw, Victor Bos
Drawing Message Sequence Charts with LaTeX (English)
MAPS 29, 2003, 38-43
08.pdf (95kb)
The MSC macro package facilitates LaTeX users to easily include Message Sequence Charts in their texts. This article describes the motivation for developing the MSC macro package, the features of the MSC macro package, and the design of the MSC macro package.

Roland Smith
Labels voor gevaarlijke stoffen met LaTeX (Dutch)
MAPS 29, 2003, 44-49
09.pdf (154kb)
gevaarlijke stoffen, labels, 67/548/EEC, LaTeX
Volgens Europese regelgeving (67/548/EEC) is men verplicht om verpakkingen voor gevaarlijke stoffen te voorzien van labels die bepaalde informatie moeten bevatten. Met behulp van het labels package en een aantal in postscript geschreven pictogrammen is het mogelijk deze labels zelf te maken.

Karel H Wesseling
Aligning MetaPost graphs in ConTeXt combinations (English)
MAPS 29, 2003, 50-52
10.pdf (86kb)
For scientific plotting I like to use the Graph package by John Hobby within Context and when I have two or more separate graphs made I combine them into one figure with one figure caption. Combining is easy but aligning the graphs in a pleasing way required a trick.

Willi Egger
Drawing a type-case in ConTeXt (English)
MAPS 29, 2003, 53-59
11.pdf (125kb)
There are different environments with which one can typeset tables; all of them have their advantages and disadvantages. One of the recent problems I had to solve was to draw a typesetter's type-case from the lead-typesetting era. Since it looks like a table, I built the drawing in the \bTABLE . . . \eTABLE environment.

Siep Kroonenberg
Optisch uitvullen in de Maps (Dutch)
MAPS 29, 2003, 60
12.pdf (83kb)
In deze maps wordt voor het eerst gebruik gemaakt van optisch uitvullen met behulp van protruding characters, dat wil zeggen dat wordt gepoogd de rechterkantlijn er rechter uit te laten zien door tekens met horizontale uitsteeksels, zoals onder andere afbreekstreepjes, iets in de kantlijn te laten uitsteken.

Ferdy Hanssen
Installing fonts in LaTeX: a user's experience (English)
MAPS 29, 2003, 61-64
13.pdf (118kb)
user, LaTeX, fonts
This paper presents a user's experience with installing fonts for use in LaTeX. It will be shown that it is not hard to make a standard Type 1 font work, if you use modern font installation software for LaTeX. All the steps necessary to install the example fonts will be shown. The example fonts used are Adobe Garamond from Adobe and Mrs. Eaves from Emigre.

Philip Lehman
The Font Installation Guide — Using Postscript fonts to their full potential with Latex (English)
MAPS 29, 2003, 65-160
14.pdf (593kb)
This guide is an unmodified printout of Philip Lehman's original guide, which is available from CTAN (current location: info/Type1fonts/fontinstallationguide directory)