"Facing Columns"

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ngazidja
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Re: "Facing Columns"

Post by ngazidja » 2018-08-17 00:38:01

I don't suppose there's been any progress on this? Facing columns anybody?

Iain.

Vanceone
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Re: "Facing Columns"

Post by Vanceone » 2018-08-17 12:50:49

No, there's been no progress. As far as I know, the only way to get "facing columns" on the mac is either through LaTex (adding the appropriate package), or using a page layout program such as Canvas, iCalamus, or InDesign.

You CAN use Corel's old mac version of Wordperfect via Basilisk and Sheepshaver, but that's not a good solution in my mind outside of specialized areas.

As for why Nisus hasn't implemented it, I think it's because RTF doesn't implement it. So they would have to rejigger that spec and it would break compatibility a lot with Word and a few other things.

Seeing as I posted on this thread a few years ago, I'd like to mention that Mac Canvas did come back to life and it's pretty good. Pretty powerful, too.

ngazidja
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Re: "Facing Columns"

Post by ngazidja » 2018-08-17 23:35:35

Yes, I used to do this with PageMaker...

Oh well, not something I can't live without.

Iain.

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