Post by JoeKundlak on Nov 9, 2022 16:06:38 GMT
The second Draft of my rendition of the Grimdark Future Basic Rulebook v2.16 produced in LaTeX is now done and in a PDF for your viewing pleasure and comments.
Link to the LaTeX source code (just the file without pictures, if you want to check the code itself):
I always wanted to learn it AND it frees the user from the graphical layout work in a dedicated software package (like InDesign, Scribus...). Especially if he translates the text into another language, as the LaTeX source is editable by any text editor. Yes, LaTeX requires setting up the layout and its intricacies at the start (especially for custom documents, like rulebooks etc.), but much of the work is handled by the default definitions within LaTeX, which you only tweak if you need to. Also, you need to compile the source code into a PDF, but there are online editors that offer just that - I used Overleaf to design this from the ground up, as it is free for non-collaborative work and supports direct PDF output as well.
The file includes working PDF Bookmarks, linking to the relevant Chapter/Section/Subsection.