[blfs-dev] Formatting for PDF Output

Bruce Dubbs 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.

   -- Bruce






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