Comprehensive TeX Archive Network

Direc­tory macros/latex/contrib/pointRuler

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 

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 = ******


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

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (119.1k).

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 doc­u­ments.

Li­cense The Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerTroy L. Hen­der­son
Topics tool sup­port­ing or eval­u­at­ing type­set­ting,
Guest Book Sitemap Contact Contact Author