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From: Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o>
To: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
Cc: gentoo-pms@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-pms] EAPI cheat sheet (for review)
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 16:28:37
Message-Id: 20090410192826.28589a3e@terra.solaris
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-pms] EAPI cheat sheet (for review) by Ciaran McCreesh
Hi,

Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>:

> On Fri, 10 Apr 2009 12:21:36 +0200 > Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o> wrote: > > Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>: > > > On Thu, 9 Apr 2009 19:16:34 +0200 > > > Christian Faulhammer <fauli@g.o> wrote: > > > > Attached is a PDF file with always two pages of one layout > > > > type. A margin note label is found in every example. Number of > > > > pages for the whole PMS in the following order: > > > > > > Mmm. Is part of the problem that we're not using a book style > > > layout? How does it look if we go for even-odd pages, with narrow > > > outside margins but larger inner margins, with labels always shown > > > on the inner margins? > > > > You confuse outside and inside here. Both inner margins are as > > wide as one outer margin. For the PMS one-sided is perfect as > > people will print it out one-sided, so the unequal margins would > > just look odd. Layout 2 and 3 are the ones I favour, but I am open > > to other suggestions. > > By inner / outer, I probably mean even / odd or something. As a > picture, something like: > > +-----------+-----------+ > | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | > | aaaaaaa l | aaaaaaa | > | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | > | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | > | aaaaaaa | l aaaaaaa | > | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | > | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | > | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | > +-----------+-----------+
A standard two-page layout looks like this +----------+----------+ | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | | aaaaaaa | aaaaaaa | | | | +----------+----------+ But I think I will go away from the calculated page layouts defined by typearea.sty. It uses the golden ratio (see <URL:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canons_of_page_construction>, you will find two-page layouts there, too), which is great, but I will adapt it for our needs. So near to a canon, one-sided and with a bigger outer (right margin).
> Big gap down the middle where the spine / two-up printing is, narrow > gap on the outside.
Which is not the classical canon, but the reverse, caused by two-up printing in the wrong order (see below).
> I suspect most people who print it out will be printing it out two-up > anyway.
Maybe, but it is still a one-page layout I prefer, as people don't print right pages on the right but left ones, so using a two-page layout is useless here. V-Li -- Christian Faulhammer, Gentoo Lisp project <URL:http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-lisp on FreeNode <URL:http://gentoo.faulhammer.org/>

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