# User talk:Red Rooster

Welcome.

I'm doing some cleanup on the pages you've submitted to move them more in line with our style guidelines. I'll try to keep out of your way. One suggestion I have however is to change the page title style to "A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism: Volume I/001" instead of "A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism Volume I/001". Anyway, let me know if you have any questions. - illy 10:48, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

## A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism

Well, for the individual scanned pages, what you are doing now makes sense. However, I think for the OCRed text I would go ahead and enter it by chapter, i.e. one page per chapter, and link the appropriate scanned pages to the chapters. This way, when the text has been proofread, it already matchs the style guide, and the scanned pages can be deleted. - illy 15:30, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

What you're doing looks good. I did a quick take on a title page and the Preface page. You should be able to use these as a guide for the further final pages. Do these make sense to you? - illy 18:46, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome. - illy 19:41, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Another admin, BirgitteSB has some more suggestions for overall layout on the talk page for the title page. You should check it out. - illy 20:21, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Your work on the preface looks good. However, before you launch into more pages, I think we need to figure out if Volume II starts with Part I or Part III. If it's part III, we can remove the "Volume I" from the titles. That way the entire work is tied together. The other way to do this would be to change the titles to "A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism/Volume I/..." which would tie the entire work together under "A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism", but would add unneccesary levels. Do you have access to Vol. II? Could you check how the parts are numbered? - illy 18:37, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Looking at the pages you've entered from Vol. II, I think I'd have to argue to remove the Volume references. The only thing unique to the volumes is the erratta, which should probably be dealt with as footnotes on the individual pages. Volume I contains Electrostatics and Electrokinematics and Volume II contains Magnetism and Electromagnetism. I can see a kind of division between the two volumes, but it's vague. It looks like it was published in two volumes simply to keep the size of the books down. We don't have those limitations and it would be easier on the user if we treat it as one large work. That way there is only one title page (and one master ToC for the Chapters). - illy 19:13, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

It looks like you're all set to move forward now. Keep up the good work. - illy 20:36, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

## Some cleanup on old pages

Hi,

Some of the pages of the format A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism Volume I/#### are still hanging aroung. Is it OK if I go ahead and delete them? (I've already made sure that they're not still linked to by any pages.) - illy 16:21, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Feel free to delete this pages. They was my first try in uploading and presenting the document, but I decided to number the pages with only 3 instead of 4 digits. Red Rooster 15:08, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll go ahead and delete them then. - illy 15:35, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

## Treatise

Hi, Red Rooster,

I've noticed your good work on the Treatise on Electricity. I have a question about the layout, though. The way the layout currently is (linking each section of the preface to its respective scan) produces a fairly choppy presentation, especially with the dividing line and the "PREFACE" repeated over and over again throughout the page. I was wondering if you were going to replicate this throughout the entire Treatise, or if this is for linking to the scanned page so that it can be easily proofread when needed. I'm not trying to nitpick or troll, and I recognize that you're putting a lot of hard work into this, but I also wonder about presentation when people come to this work to try and reference and read it.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 18:47, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

## Re: A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism

original post

Thanks for elaborating. I've proofread the Preface and decided to be relatively bold in the process. Let's discuss whether we agree on those changes and then I'll continue proofreading.--GrafZahl 17:34, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

replied to on user's talk page.

original post
OK, I'll proofread the text on the image pages.--GrafZahl 20:05, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

## Treatise and the new ProofreadPage extension

Hi. ThomasV left a note on my talk page regarding the new ProofreadPage extension. I tried it with page v from the Treatise and it seems to work well. If you don't mind, I'll employ that method for the whole of the Treatise, as text moving is no longer necessary then, it can simply be transcluded. I've created Template:atoeam page for this purpose. This will also make it much simpler for new users to join the proofreading effort (use the "side by side" display option below the toolbox).--GrafZahl 12:48, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

## Work in progress on Treatise

Hi Red, I'd joined to the volunteers working into Treatise. An hard and tricky work! Really a good opportunity for me: the opportunity to drag into the mysteries of TeX. I hope, I will not waste your and other's work. A suggestion: to use the Talk page of Index page to speak about (there are lots of small and big problems...). I just added a post there, I wrote a very simple new Template:Numb form to manage numbered formulas. I didn't documented it so far... here a copy of my post there. --Alex brollo 23:02, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

### Template:Numb form

I wrote a simple template to manage Numbered Formulas. T.i, formulas (centered on the left) with a number (aligned to the right). It's simply a two-cell table 100% width, first cell aligned center, second cell aligned right.

This code:

{{numb form
|$\int_{x_1}^{x_2} \frac{dX}{dx} dx + (X' - X)$
|(6)}}

gives:

 $\int_{x_1}^{x_2} \frac{dX}{dx} dx + (X' - X)$ (6)

Hi Alex, nice template! Red Rooster appears to be dormant these days (only one edit since August 2006). I've tried to make some formula formatting templates myself some time ago, with more or less success. Please check out Category:Formatting templates, with templates such as {{disp}}, {{disp right}}, {{centalign right}}, {{textalign}}, and so on. Maybe some of these useful for you.--GrafZahl (talk) 13:14, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
It seems I rediscovered exactly the same template....
 $\int_{x_1}^{x_2} \frac{dX}{dx} dx + (X' - X)$ (6)

Yes, exactly the same graphics!... I can simply redirect my one to the original. Thanks! --Alex brollo 22:42, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
No, the behavior is slightly different... my template manages long formulas too! :-) I have to save it. --Alex brollo 22:57, 4 July 2008 (UTC)