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Old 06-18-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
Baix
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LaTeX-Printed not so quite right


Hey,
I followed a tutorial from a book and got this latex doc up and going:

\documentclass[letterpaper,openany,12pt]{book}
\title{My Novel}
\author{foo'd}
\begin{document}
\pagestyle{headings}
\maketitle
\chapter {Beginning My Novel}
It is in \emph{this} chapter that I begin my novel. Unfortunately,
this chapter is only two paragraphs long. Still, it promises to be
a woderful novel, because it illustrates the formatting prowess
of LaTex.

Furthermore, it is the first of these paragraphs which is the longest,
but not by much. Still, longest is longest, and to the victor go the
spoils---at least, that is what my history teacher used to tell me.
\chapter{Ending My Novel}
My novel only consists of two chapters\footnote{Though a third
is in the works} right now. The second chapter is just a mysterious
shopping list\ldots
\begin{itemize}
\item Cabbages
\item Red socks
\item Green rubber washbasin
\item Latest issue of \emph{Time Magazine}
\end{itemize}

Perhaps someday, all of the items in this shopping list will be
explained. But then I suppose we will leave that bit of mystery for the
sequel.
\end{document}

When I print it comes out on 2 pages, is there anyway to get it on 1?
There are random things (ie a number 2 right over the middle of Chapter 1 by "these" and the statement "Though a third is in the works" under "Chapter 2" and a thing I think is a footnote (a small number 1) on the "... of two chapters" in Chapter 2.)
The maketitle doesn't seem to work.

I used dvips to print.

Thanks for any help
 
Old 06-24-2004, 03:01 AM   #2
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Maybe you can change the page type instead of letterpaper you could put a4paper.

However you could try to change the margins of your page, but at this moment I'm not remembering the commands to use.

When you write about footnotes you're right that are footnotes.
 
Old 06-24-2004, 04:28 AM   #3
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lyx

look at lyx...it is a graphical front end for latex....you can overide things like margins and such....
very nice to work with.
 
  


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