[texhax] Centering "framed box" between two columns

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Wed Jan 31 10:36:42 CET 2018

On Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:35:17 -0800 (PST), Donald Arseneau stated:

>On Tue, January 30, 2018 10:29 am, Uwe Ziegenhagen wrote:
>> Using a wild set of keywords I found the following, which seems to be
>> quite promising:
>> https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/53073/two-column-text-with-circular-insert  
>I just downloaded the pullquote package, to see what it is doing.
>It looks wonderful from the pictures.
>The instructions for using wrapfig this way are in ctan:
>but it is ugly manual fiddling.
>LuaTeX in concert with textpos should be capable of automatically
>locating the alignment positions in the two columns, with a bunch
>of work.

"textpos" isn't suitable for the process. It will place the object anywhere I
want it; however, it is superimposed on the text. The text does not flow
around it.

I am finding it rather hard to believe that something MS Word does so
effortlessly, is for all practical purposes, impossible in LaTeX. If I had the
ability, which I don't, I would create a package that does just that.


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