Re: Submission : backgrnd.tex & shade.sty
Peter Schmitt writes (ages ago):
> I have just put to small files into the /incoming directory at SHSU.
> shade.sty is the union of several small files including
> grey.mf to produce a small font used to shade rectangles,
> a file with macros for using it
> backgrnd.tex provides a possibility to vertically mark material
> by changebars (using TeX's \rule command only),
> or - alternatively - putting it on grey background
> (using the font of shade.sty)
> (therefore: both tools do not require PostScript or driver specials)
> Both files should be considered as test versions.
> If you would like to rename the files to more appropriate names
> I would, of course, not object.
I finally got around to installing these packages at ftp.tex.ac.uk
They will propagate to dante in due course, and thence (eventually) to
After a certain amount of discussion with Peter, I went away to think
about where they should go, forgot about them, noticed a posting of
his mentioning them, printed them out, and finally (on a public
holiday, today) had time to evaluate them.
In the event, I've decided to install them both in macros/generic,
rather than to create a new macros/generic/test. There's no