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Re: [SLUG] Another LaTeX question
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Another LaTeX question
- From: Michael Lake <Mike.Lake@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 16:57:57 +1000
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James Gregory wrote:
Once again I'm fighting the good fight trying to keep our documentation
available as PDF and HTML. I have the problem at the moment that I need
to include a huge table of error codes. One column of this table is a
wordy description of the error (a short paragraph or so). I found the
tabularx package which lets me wrap that column easily enough, but I
also need the table to split into multiple pages in the pdf version, and
produce a single big table in the HTML version. The "solution" I have at
the moment is pure kludge and I'd really like to find something less
For splitting the table over pages in PDF look at supertabular or the
longtable. They automatically break the table at the end of the page and
you get a "continued on next page" at the bottom of the page. Then on
the next page the table starts with "continued from previous page" and
on it goes. Its very neat.
Im not sure how latex2html or things of that ilk handle the longtable or
supertabulars. It will probably just fall back to a single table if luck
While I'm at it -- LaTeX is driving me round the bend. What other
options have I got for multi-output-format document processors? Ideally
they should take care of layout like LaTeX does, but be less impossible
to do things like multi-page tables in. Is docbook suitable for this?
Yeah docbook would be good.
But try supertabular and see how it goes. Search for the
supertabular.dvi documentation on your system.
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