Section 43.1 Common Options
These are options that might affect several conversions, though the influence may vary from one conversion to the next.
Subsection 43.1.1 Common Chunking Option
Many outputs are produced as a collection of several files, others may only produce a single file. A chunk is a generic, informal term for a portion of an output, typically a single file. This is given as a level, see Section 26.2 for more about levels. The specification is in the attribute
with a whole number as the value (generally 0 is allowed). This is critical for the construction of HTML output, and ignored for LaTeX output.
Subsection 43.1.2 Table of Contents Level Option
The depth of the entries in a Table of Contents is given as a level, see Section 26.2 for more about levels. The specification is in the attribute
with a whole number as the value. A value of 0 is used to indicate that no Table of Contents is desired. Absent this setting, reasonable defaults are supplied, which can vary by conversion and document type.
Subsection 43.1.3 Exercise Component Visibility
<exercise> can appear in four different locations: mixed in with paragraphs and blocks (“inline”), inside an
<exercises> specialized division (“divisional”), inside a
<worksheet> specialized division (“worksheet”), or inside a
<reading-questions> specialized division (“reading”). Also, a
<project>, and similar (“project”), behaves in many ways like an
<exercise>. All of these elements (or their
<task>) may have
Where such exercises first appear (not, for example, in back-of-the-book solutions) publication switches can control the visibility of the components. There are five elements, each with four attributes, which can take on the values of
no. The default is
yes, which should be most useful in the early stages of a project. The element
<exercise-project> is a misnomer, but is used to avoid confusion with some other use of
project. See Section 26.4 for more explanation.
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Subsection 43.1.4 Fillin Options
The style of fill-in-the-blanks (from a
<fillin>) is set by the attributes
shadeto influence the style of a fillin within text. The default is
shadeto influence the style of a fillin within math. The default is
Subsection 43.1.5 Em Dash Width Options
The width of spaces on either side of an em dash (the
<mdash/> element) is set with the
attribute having values
none (the default) or
thin. See Subsubsection 220.127.116.11 for more explanation.
Subsection 43.1.6 Watermarks
The text of a watermark is given as the content of the
element. An optional scale factor may be given as a positive rational number with the
attribute. The default scale is
In the text itself avoid obscure characters or symbols, and do not use any markup. Keep it simple. When used with LaTeX output the scharacters
\\ will survive in the text to create multiple lines of text in the watermark. This feature is implemented for LaTeX and HTML output. See Section 26.5 for more detail and an example.