This project was developed because I wanted a 12 inch ruler that had the point scale included. Since I could not find what I wanted, I decided to make my own. Using the fact that there are 72.27 points/inch, I constructed this ruler. Included you will find the ruler (ruler.eps) and the source code (with Makefile) needed to generate this ruler from scratch. To generate ruler.eps, simply type "make" (without the " "). Note: Since the generation of this ruler requires PiCTeX, you must have the PiCTeX macros installed to build it. Also, I've noticed that TeX's memory size is exceeded on my system. To fix, this simply edit the file texmf.cnf (located in /usr/share/texmf/web2c/ on my system) and change main_memory = ****** to main_memory = (something large like 1000000) After you make this change, you'll need to run "fmtutil --all" to recreate all format files. If you have any questions about this ruler, feel free to contact me. Troy Henderson http://www.math.tamu.edu/~thenders firstname.lastname@example.org
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pointruler – 12" Ruler containing Points and Inches
This 12 inch ruler has a points scale (72.27 points/inch) and an inches scale. It's useful for precision measuring of LaTeX documents.
The LaTeX Project Public License|
Troy L. Henderson|
tool supporting or evaluating typesetting,|