Subject: Re: call for volunteers: update flyer
To: None <email@example.com>
From: James K. Lowden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/10/2005 13:56:36
Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Rui Paulo <rpaulo@NetBSD.org> wrote:
> > On 2005.07.09 22:53:46 +0000, James K. Lowden wrote:
> > | $ make
> > | make: "/usr/users/home/jklowden/projects/netbsd/flyer/Makefile"
> > | line 144: Could not find /share/mk/web.site.mk
> > | make: Fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue
> > |
> > | make: stopped in /usr/users/home/jklowden/projects/netbsd/flyer
> > |
> > | It's not in CVS?
> > You have to 'cvs checkout' the htdocs module for making the changes.
> Well, I'd assume it should be fairly easy to adjust the Makefile to not
> require all of htdocs if one wanted to just edit the flyer. Basically,
> one would just need to comment out the .includes.
You're right, Jan. Whether I set WEB_PREFIX or comment out the .include,
I get the same result. Unfortunately, the 8 1/2 x 11 output (flyer.pdf)
is a little broken, or so it seems to me.
I tried ignoring PAPERSIZE and exporting PAPERSIZE=letter (and
PAPERSIZE=landscape). Regardless, my PDF looks like
/usr/src/htdocs//gallery/advocacy/flyer.pdf. Viewing that with xpdf on my
machine, the right edge of page 1 and the left edge of page 2 are slightly
trimmed off. Here's the first paragraph of the last column on page 2:
Flash plugin, Opera, xmms and gqmpeg mp3
Afterstep, Windowmaker, fvwm, mplayer for M
Flash plugin, Opera, xmms and gqmpeg mp3 players,
Afterstep, Windowmaker, fvwm, mplayer for MPEG and
(Do we have to have ASCII smilies on our brochure?)
I haven't done this before, so I hope you'll forgive some simpleton
I think the problem starts from A4 assumptions. In particular:
dvips -t landscape -o flyer.tmp.ps flyer.dvi
# psselect 2,3,4,5,6,1 $(LL).tmp.ps $(LL).tmp2.ps
#psnup -w21cm -h29.7cm -W9.9cm -H21cm -s1 -3 $(LL).tmp2.ps $(LL).ps
pstops -w21cm -h29.7cm "$(PSTOPS)" flyer.tmp.ps flyer.ps
29.7cm is 11.69 inches. It's better when I change it to:
pstops -w8.5in -h11in "$(PSTOPS)" flyer.tmp.ps flyer.ps
but still the right edge of the 'd' in "and" goes missing, and the left
margin of the first column is much smaller than the right margin of the
I think there's magic in this step (from the make log):
pstops -w8.5in -h11in
(0w,0.666667h)+0R(0w,0.333333h)" flyer.tmp.ps flyer.ps
That changes the layout from 6 pages (of columns) to 2 pages of 3 columns
each. Should I just fiddle with these numbers, or is there some accepted
way to do this?