You can modify the "Generations LaTeX Book" script to add other multimedia as well, but it would not be very easy (which is probably main reason I limited this first script to portraits only). The challenging task is layout of images within the text. For portraits there is at most one per person and even there it was challenging until I stacked up three at a time. If a person has several images of various sizes, you would need to design a LaTeX method to include those figures without messing up all the section and page breaks. I don't think it would be hard in a single LaTeX document, but handling arbitrary numbers of pictures and layouts would be a challenge. A simpler option might be an appendix/photo gallery of extra pictures and references from the text to those images. It might also be possible to periodically dump a page of images.
Do you know how you want the extra pictures to appear? I have a few people in my files with 30 pictures, and wasn't sure how they should be displayed and some of them (e.g., scanned documents) are not worth including at all. This this feature needs a way to mark pictures for inclusion or for ignoring.
To change the script yourself requires:
1. Copy "Generations LaTeX Book" to the same Scripts/Reports folder in your user library (see help for difference between system and user library)
2. Edit that script to handle extra images. The script is in Python, so this process needs Python programming. The script is generating LaTeX code, so this process needs good knowledge of the LaTeX typesetting language as well. The picture files themselves, also have to be copied to the folder of LaTeX documents (as done now for portraits).
3. In Book Style record, click "Advanced" tab and check "Run Script in the 'User' Domain". Now when you create a book, it will use your new script.
I had thought I might want more pictures myself, but always struggled to deal with which ones to include, where to include them, and how to prepare the LaTeX documents. I will try to look at the problem again.
On Aug 8, 2012, at 8:58 AM, redhandler wrote: