[NTG-context] TeX & chemistry (was: alignment of figures)

Willi Egger w.egger at boede.nl
Wed Oct 26 20:05:47 CEST 2005


Hi Jörg,

\relax.

We are still here and I believe that on this list is quite some guru's 
knowledge ... to help in this matter

Willi

Jörg Hagmann wrote:

> Many thanks for all the suggestions on incorporating chemical formula. 
> PPCHEMTEX now looks like something to play with, but not something I 
> will switch to whith a deadline for writing the book coming closer.
>
> From the publisher I got an example of the layout (a book they had 
> published), and they have symbols in the inside-margins. The "binding" 
> (gluing?) seems to allow that. It's not pretty, but the book opens 
> flat  on a table.
>
> And this might interest or amuse the professionals on this site: half 
> a year ago, I sent in a "test chapter" as a pdf file, accompanied by a 
> tex-file. I expected them (whoever is responsible) to say they wanted 
> it in Word (they had told me that based on the test-chapter, they 
> would prepare a Word-"mask" for me to fill in text and figures), but 
> to my surprise they thought it looked pretty good, and that if I could 
> "do just a few minor changes", they could print it as is - but that 
> they didn't have anybody who "knows TeX". Now of course I'm a bit 
> nervous, not to say afraid, because I'm pretty sure the "minor 
> changes" will be way beyond my capabilities...
>
> Cheers, Jörg.
>
> Prof. Dr.med. Jörg Hagmann-Zanolari
>
> Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics
>
> DKBW, University of Basel
>
> Mattenstrasse 28
>
> CH-4058 Basel
>
> Switzerland
>
> Phone +41 (0)61 6953049
>
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