LeXTeX LeXTeX is a collection of macros intended to enable lawyers, and in particular Barristers, to format their work using TeX. The package consists of the following files--- READ.ME This file. LEXTEX.TEX The principle macro file. RHLOCAL.TEX A file containing local modifications. SOLICITORS.TEX A database file. LTMAN.TEX A Manual for LeXTeX. EXAMPLE1.TEX A file containing some examples. DPI300 A Directory containing the following fonts at 300dpi--- xcmr12 xxcmr12 xxxcmr12 ucmr12 uucmr12 uuucmr12 xucmr12 DPI360 A Directory containing the same fonts as DPI300 but at 360dpi (magstep1) TFM A Directory containing the tfm files for the same fonts. Installing the package is to a certain extent machine and software dependent. The files LEXTEX.TEX, RHLOCAL.TEX and SOLICITORS.TEX should be installed in the directory containing input files. In the emTeX distribution this is called \EMTEX\TEXINPUTS. The files LTMAN.TEX and EXAMPLE1.TEX can also be installed in this directory. Alternatively they can be put in the working directory (which may be \EMTEX itself). The fonts need to be installed in the appropriate directories. Various versions of emTeX seem to store fonts in different directories and to set up the paths to find them in different ways. These paths are set up by files called, for example, LJ.CNF. Details of these can be found in the file called something like \EMTEX\DOCS\ENGLISH\DVIDRV.DOC. It may be necessary to rename DPI300 and DPI360 to 300DPI and 360DPI or to make a corresponding alteration to the CNF file or files. Some systems may require the files to be given the extension .PK The files in the directory TFM should be copied into the directory \EMTEX\TFM. Some systems require them to be given the extension .TFM There are two ways of running LeXTeX. The first involves creating a format file. To do this it is necessary to use a version of TeX called IniTeX. In the case of emTeX this is actually the same program as TeX. To create the format file using emTeX type--- TEX -I &PLAIN LEXTEX \dump Note that it is essential that \dump is typed in lower case. After a fair time TeX will report that it has created a format file called LEXTEX.FMT. This should be moved into the directory called something like \EMTEX\TEXFMTS. (Some implementations of TeX call this directory simply FMT or FMTS.) Now to format the Manual type--- TEX &LEXTEX LTMAN To format the file EXAMPLE1.TEX type TEX &LEXTEX EXAMPLE1 The second method of using LeXTeX does not involve creating a format file. In this case simply type--- TEX &PLAIN LTMAN or TEX &PLAIN EXAMPLE1 This will be somewhat slower than the first method. To print the resulting files is very system dependent. In the case of emTeX the command--- PRTHPLJ LTMAN should work provided that the correct paths to the fonts have been set up. The documentation on the printer driver is very thorough and you should have no real difficulties. Roger Horne 7 New Square Lincoln's Inn London WC2A 3QS firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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lextex – Typesetting legal documents using plain TeX
LeXTeX is a collection of macros intended to enable English lawyers, and in particular Barristers, to format their work using Plain TeX. The bundle incorporates the ruled table macros from TeXsis.