[blfs-dev] Formatting for PDF Output
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 09:13:47 PDT 2012
Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Hi all,
> There are a few places in the book where long extended commands inside
> <screen><userinput> tags are not legible in PDF output. Here are our choices:
> 1) Not worry about it and comment out the PDF generation from the Makefile.
> 2) Create files that can be downloaded instead of having to cut and paste
> from the book.
> 3) Split up the long <screen><userinput> sections into smaller chunks that
> would fit on PDF pages. This would not affect cut and paste ability.
> Examples of what I am talking about are the mozconfig files (which already
> are downloadable) and the commands to create an initramfs. My preference is
> to split the sections into smaller chunks, but I'd like to get everyone's
> take on the issue.
My thought is to skip pdf generation. I don't know that anyone uses it
and the book changes virtually daily anyway.
I do prefer leaving the files in the book as opposed to a downloadable
file because it is a lot easier for a user to review what's going on.
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