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From: Jan Teubel <teubel.jan@gmail.com>
To: bug-gnu-emacs@gnu.org, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Suggestion: Offer Emacs manual, org-mode manual, org-guide in double-sided fashion for printing
Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2020 12:44:09 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAMwez1pv7pQXLhUiZ9nOkVgrF5m72K0uE+t66AVkhWPQdiRuPg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

Hello from East Germany!

This email is not a bug report, but a polite suggestion to
provide/offer Emacs manual, org-mode manual and org-guide in
double-sided fashion for printing (PDF files).

I would like to print out the whole Emacs manual, org-mode manual and
org-guide on paper in double-sided fashion using the provided PDF
files [1][2]. In the PDF file of the Emacs and org-mode manuals (and
org-guide), every page number is located on the right side, which is
only suitable for single-sided printing (in my opinion). That is why I
have refrained from printing the whole manuals.

What I need is: when I open the printed manuals and see two pages
(left and right page), that the page number of the left page
(even-numbered) is located on the left side, and the page number of
the right page (odd numbered) is located on the right side. (Exactly
like an opened book when it lies on a table.)

How to achieve the correct location of the page number of each page
for double-sided printing: According to the appendix E of the texinfo
manual [3], one has to add the the line "@setchapternewpage odd" after
the line "@titlepage".

In the emacs.texi file at line 81 is located "@titlepage" and at line
82 I added "@setchapternewpage odd" according to [3], so it looks like

@setchapternewpage odd
@sp 6
@center @titlefont{GNU Emacs Manual}
@sp 4
@center @value{EDITION} Edition, Updated for Emacs Version @value{EMACSVER}.

This modification produces the desired double-sided PDF file. I don't
know whether just adding "@setchapternewpage odd" after "@titlepage"
is the correct way to produce double-sided PDF files, but it works.

(The "@titlepage" line in orgguide.texi and in org.texi is located in
both files at line 11.)

I am asking you whether you can provide additional PDF files at [1][2]
in double-sided fashion or whether you can replace the current
(single-sided) PDF manuals with manuals in double-sided fashion.

I can produce the double-sided fashion manuals on my own, but I very
much prefer to rely on an officially provided manual from the Emacs
and org-mode team than relying on my own produced make-shift PDF

Thank you very much! I apologize for my bad English and I hope this
email makes sense.

With best regards from East Germany!
Jan Teubel

[1]: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/emacs.html
[2]: https://orgmode.org/#docs
[3]: https://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/manual/texinfo/html_node/Heading-Choice.html

             reply	other threads:[~2020-07-05 11:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-04 12:44 Jan Teubel [this message]
2020-07-04 19:17 ` bug#42199: Suggestion: Offer Emacs manual, org-mode manual, org-guide in double-sided fashion for printing Eli Zaretskii

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