mackay at cs.washington.edu
Wed Mar 9 22:09:57 CET 2005
Now I see that the problem is to get to the top of the same page.
I do this with transparent overlays. I set the material with varying depth
in a box which is then declared to have zero height and width, so that when
I am finished, I am still back where I started. It works for several
multicolumn environments that look rather like sidebars, because they are
use fonts and leadings that are not used elsewhere in the page.
Getting it started is a bit of a pain, but it has been so useful that I
have entire formats based on transparent overlays. Unless you are generating
the content of the sidebar as you write the page, it should work. I wonder whether
it might also be possible to do something with a zero height insert.
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