From: Alexander E. Gutman <gutman@ma...> - 2005-08-21 12:25:58
When I write a long mathematical article in TeX,
I do not bother about page breaks.
I will certainly take care of them
when the article is finished
and I start preparing it for publication,
but at the development stage, page breaks
are just disturbers, they draw my attention
away from the main subject.
An unsuitable page break inside a paragraph
or a large displayed formula
disallows me reading it as a whole piece
of a thought and keeps me pressing PageUp
and PageDown innumerable number of times.
What I am dreaming about is a possibility
of working with just a single, infinite,
and freely scrollable band of text.
Is this possible right now?
It seems that TeX cannot live without
page breaks (at least, the TeX page height
has rather low upper bound).
I know that Yap has a "Continuous layout" option,
but even in this mode it shows very noticeable
page breaks with rather wide gaps around them.
Is there a chance for a "Really continuous layout"
to appear in a future version of Yap?
Are there any other workarounds?
Anyway, what do you think about all this stuff?
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