[racket] How to take control of Scribble (or similar)

From: Daniel Prager (daniel.a.prager at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Oct 15 00:30:04 EDT 2013

Thank-you Matthew

That helps.

I suppose an additional approach is to copy and then modify an existing
sub-language like scribble/report (or whatever) to effectively create a new
type of output template.

On the documentation front, I wonder whether some instructions to help
users interested in contributing documentation updates (especially
examples) as we figure things out might help us to help.


On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:

> At Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:56:11 +1100, Daniel Prager wrote:
> > How do I go about taking control of styling of Scribble's PDF output to
> do
> > simple things like font selection and encourage TeX to place figures near
> > text?
> >
> > It looks like the hooks are there in or around
> > scribble/latex-properties<
> http://docs.racket-lang.org/scribble/core.html?q=scri
> > bble#%28mod-path._scribble%2Flatex-properties%29>
> > but
> > it's been over 15 years since I've used TeX or LaTeX, so I'd appreciate
> an
> > example or two on where to start.  [This would also be good in the docs.]
> See also section 7.10 in the docs, which tells you more about how
> styles are mapped to Latex macros and how you can supply ".tex" files
> to override the predefined macros:
>   http://docs.racket-lang.org/scribble/config.html?q=scribble
> But there's really not enough documented, so far. I have been working
> my way in the direction of documenting all the relevant Latex macros,
> but I was first working on documenting the CSS styles for HTML
> rendering, and I haven't gotten very far on that, either --- see
> http://lists.racket-lang.org/users/archive/2013-October/059838.html .
> For now, you can look at "scribble.tex" to see what macros are defined
> and that you can redefine.

*Daniel Prager*
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