[texhax] twocolumn and poemscol

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Sun Jan 20 21:45:06 CET 2008

On Sun, 20 Jan 2008, Sean Sieger wrote:

> Is there a down and dirty way to typeset something like William
> Blake's seven-foot lines in two columns ... no title page ... not much
> of anything but the verse so that I can print to 8-1/2" x 11" paper,
> fold it in half and carry it in my back pocket at work??
>
> I know I'll have to use a god-awfully small font, but I've still got
> good eye-sight and I have just got to have this ...

this makes just 2 pages 4 columns each out of the www.gutenberg.org text
pblak10.zip (if that's what you mean -- unzip, remove the preamble, and
convert all '&' into '\&', then name it pblak10.tex):

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[margin=0.3in,paperwidth=8.5in,paperheight=11in]{geometry}
\usepackage{multicol}
\begin{document}
\begin{multicols}{4}
\fontsize{5}{6}\selectfont
\input{pblak10}
\end{multicols}
\end{document}

(down and dirty indeed)

Regards, Hartmut