[Maxima] Galley-proof PDFs (WAS proposal to omit pdf generation of reference manual)
macrakis at alum.mit.edu
Sun Mar 11 17:22:27 CDT 2007
(not really a Maxima discussion any more...)
On 3/11/07, Harald Geyer <Harald.Geyer at gmx.at> wrote:
> You can define pages of arbitrary size. But I guess most pdf readers
> will run out of memory when rendering it. (I don't know if there are
> renderers clever enough to only render the visible part of the page.)
Really? I thought all vector-to-pixel engines worked hard to make
viewing windows work well. Are PDF readers using a more primitive
renderer than Display Postscript?
> TeX tries very hard to handle page breaks well. Cutting these pages
> together would yield a suboptimal result.
Yes, it's annoying how much effort has gone into page-break methods
when so much is being read online now. But surely there is a dynamic
renderer for TeX by now, which handles window resizing etc.
gracefully? Or is TeX still married to paper?
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