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

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 12:37:28 CET 2005

>> I'm playing a bit with drawing formulas in metafun, but my question
>> is: are there any guidelines about how a nice formula should look like?
>> (Yes, I have problems to decide how thick the lines have to be, how to draw
>> a triple or a steric bond properly, which size of letters to use). Knuth did
>> a marvellous job with drawing math formulae in TeX, there are many books
>> about typography, but I've never seen anything about chemistry and I haven't
>> found anyone who could answer me this question.

Keith McKay wrote:

> A quick search on Google found this.
> Keith
> http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/ReSourCe/AuthorGuidelines/Illustrations/sect1.
> asp
> http://pubs.acs.org/books/artwork.shtml

(Although a bit late:) thank you very much for the two links above.
The rules don't cover everything, but they represent an important
part. (I didn't have any such list before and data like "space between
bonds has to be 18% of bond length" are pretty useful and exactly part
of those rules that I was looking for.)

Thanks again,

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