# [texhax] Documents with multi-line headers, and mostly a multi-page table contents

Gordon Haverland ghaverla at materialisations.com
Tue Apr 12 17:26:32 CEST 2011

On April 12, 2011, Donald Arseneau wrote:
> Gordon Haverland <ghaverla at materialisations.com> writes:

Thanks guys.

This has been an experience.  Too much time with Perl, where
spaces mean very little.  I had some of the fixes from help Peter
Ragosch or pulling out more hair, but still missed some.

> Note that the hyphen characters used as minus signs are
> incorrect.
[ snip ]
>               \multicolumn{5}{c}{\bf Pressure Limits} \\
>               1965       & kPa      & @ &       -29 &
> \textdegree{C} \\ {\sl 280} & {\sl psi} & @ & {\sl -20} & {\sl
> \textdegree{F}} \\ 1172       & kPa      & @ &       260 &
> \textdegree{C} \\ {\sl 170} & {\sl psi} & @ & {\sl 500} & {\sl
> \textdegree{F}} \end{tabular}

I had heard of this before, but hadn't accounted for it in my
example.  However, I think I will have to leave things as they
are.  These documents inevitably have both SI and English
measurements in them, and I had thought it best to print textroman
for SI measurements, and slanted for English measurements.  If I
was to incorporate proper minus signs, I think I would have to do
something like change typefaces or font sizes to indicate the
difference between SI and English units.  Or is there some
preferred way to do that, that I am not aware of?

Gord


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