[texhax] Text wrapping

tom sgouros tomfool at as220.org
Mon Jun 6 18:20:16 CEST 2005

 >On Mon, 06 Jun 2005 13:00:10 +0100, Robin Fairbairns wrote:

>> I'm trying something which probably LaTeX is not designed for, that is to make 
>> text wrap around a particular path.
>> It is _not_ the usual wrapping that could be solved by packages like wrapfig,
>> floatfig or picins (I carefully read the FAQs). Rather, maybe my problem is
>> more complex. I would like to make LaTeX adjust the width of a paragraph for
>> each single line so that the margins of the paragraph itself can follow a
>> given path, like it can be done with all the WYSIWYG DTP applications of even
>> with some word processors.

I have a half-done package that allows you to specify an arbitrary
path around a page and text gets filled to the lines you specify.  It
mostly works, but there are some glitches that I haven't had the time
to work on for a few months.  That is, it works ok on some documents,
some of the time.   (Here's an example of its effect:

It would take tex-hacking to finish the package, but you are welcome to
what I've got so far, if it would help.

There's also a package called fig2sty, I think, that uses output from
the xfig program to create pages with arbitrary shapes on them.


 tomfool at as220 dot org

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