CTAN Upload - BaKoMa TeX 4.30 with Instant Preview
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Apr 15 13:57:56 CEST 2002
Basil K. Malyshev writes:
> I have uploaded to `ftp.tex.ac.uk/incoming/bakoma-430' directory
> Please put the files to 'CTAN:systems/win32/bakoma' directory.
> General new feture of this version is *Dynamic Preview* of the
> selected text. It is like to `Instant Preview' by Jonathan Fine.
> In details see at end of this message.
> Basil K. Malyshev
> PS: Please send announce to appropriate mailing lists and news groups.
> --------------- About BaKoMa TeX 4.30 ----------------------
> * Highlights
> * Graphical Capabilities
> * Fonts
> * User Interface
> * PDF Generation Features
> * New Features of BaKoMa TeX 4.20
> For more information about BaKoMa TeX see
> BaKoMa TeX is a complete TeX system for Microsoft Windows XP/2000/NT/98/95
> * PostScript enabled TeX system.
> Generates *PDF* from documents with *PSTricks*, *PSfrag*, etc.
> * Supports using PostScript Type 1 fonts (including MM) *WITHOUT ATM*.
> However, using ATM for font rendering is optionally available.
> * Complete distribution includes about *1500* TeX Fonts (including EC/TC, LH)
> in ATM Compatible PostScript Type 1 font format.
> * Consistent graphics and font support for all DVI back-ends.
> * Supports hyperlink text broken across lines and pages.
> * Easy to install and use.
> * Much less expensive than other analogues.
> GRAPHICAL CAPABILITIES
> BaKoMa TeX includes an interpreter for *PostScript Level 2*,
> which is tested for compatibility with output from popular
> software such as: MetaPost, Adobe Illustrator 9.0, Adobe Streamline 4.0,
> MatLab, CorelDraw, CorelXARA, HIGZ, PageDraw, FrameMaker, ImageMagick, etc.
> All DVI back-ends support the same special interface compatible
> with well known Rokicki's DVIPS, including processing PostScript
> embedded into DVI files (PSTricks, PSfrag, XyPic, etc.).
> The system includes Graphics Import Filters for the following formats:
> PostScript, HPGL, DXY, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, PCX, MSP, BMP.
> BaKoMa TeX supports the following font formats:
> * PostScript Type 1 (including Multiple Masters),
> * PostScript Type 3,
> * TrueType,
> * OpenType,
> * TeX PK/VF.
> The system includes about *1500* typefaces in PostScript Type 1
> and Type 3 font format including the following fonts:
> * CM (including LaTeX and Logo fonts + vf for T1 with CX
> * AMS Fonts (Euler, Math Symbols),
> * EC/TC,
> * LH (T2A),
> * Concrete (Math, ECC),
> * Malvern,
> * CMCyr + vf for T2A/LCY
> * Scripting fonts, CMPica, Punk.
> Math Fonts:
> * Stmaryrd, Wasy, Rsfs, YHMath, BlackBoard (bbm, doublestroke).
> Diagram drawing fonts:
> * Lams, Astro Symbols (cmastro, astrosym, moonphase),
> * Barcodes (barcodes, wlean, wlc*), Logical (loggates, milstd),
> * timing, MusiXTeX, Chess/CChess, Go, Backgammon, Dingbats/NiceFrame. etc.
> Any font type can be used for any output device/format.
> This feature is supported by automatic font conversion
> between font formats when needed.
> This feature enables the rendering of Type 1 fonts *without ATM*.
> On the other hand, it enables the use of TrueType/OpenType fonts
> for generating PostScript printed even on PostScript Level 1 printers.
> In advance, BaKoMa TeX is ready to use most of free Type 1 fonts
> available on CTAN and Trutype fonts coming with MS Windows systems.
> USER INTERFACE
> * One touch key for TeX + Preview + other customizable postprocessors,
> * Typesetting a selected part of a document (styles may be precompiled as format).
> * Quick navigation via document structure,
> * DVI Forward/Reverse search (format independent),
> * Powerful support for different input encodings,
> * Project support,
> * Graphics import assistant,
> * Assitance for multi-file documents:
> context sensitive openning of included text and graphics files,
> * Searching for TeX errors using the TeX log file,
> * Searching for help for TeX commands in entire document collection,
> * Syntax highlighting is configurable for catcodes and command dictionaries,
> * Customizable GUI Bars and menus for inserting Math Symbols and other commands,
> * Automatic creation of a BB-file for non-PostScript graphics.
> * Spell Checker: On-the-spot highlighting of misspelled words,
> correction proposals, handling accents and babel shortcuts.
> configurable for handling (La)TeX commands.
> * Support for Multi-User systems.
> OUTPUT DEVICES/FORMATS
> * View on Windows Display.
> * Print on any printer supported by a MS Windows driver.
> * PostScript (really scalable),
> * PDF.
> Important feature of BaKoMa TeX is consistent graphics and font support
> for all types of output. This means that all font formats mentioned
> may be used for every type of output. This also means that all graphical
> capabilities mentioned are supported for every type of output.
> PDF GENERATION FEATURES
> * Handling in-line PostScript in DVI files (PSTricks).
> * Creating PDF files which share fonts.
> Suitable for preparing CD-ROM based document libraries.
> * Embedding fonts in CFF requires 2--3 times less space then other font forms.
> * Handles HyperTeX (HyperRef) and document outline.
> NEW FEATURES OF BAKOMA TEX 4.30 in comparison with BAKOMA TEX 4.20
> DYNAMICAL PREVIEW
> Dynamical Preview is a new feature of BaKoMa TeX,
> that allows the user to preview instantly selected region
> of the file being edited.
> This feature is like to well known package: Instant Preview
> (see: http://www.activetex.org).
> Dynamical Preview reformats the selected text on demand.
> On modern computers, it refreshes preview window with every keystroke.
> On old and slow computers, it will skip some editting stages.
> In other words, this feature will not hang your input.
> Dynamical Preview is useful for completing following applications:
> * typesetting complex paragraphs;
> * typesetting complicated math formulas;
> * designing a diagrams with LaTeX picture environment,
> and with such macro packages as *PSTricks*, *Xy-Pic*, etc.
> * Handling of Mouse Wheel.
> * `Generate as a Mirror Image' and `Generate as a Negative Image'
> options was added to PDF Generation dialog.
> * Del-key deletes non-persistent region.
> * Shift + Left mouse click provides advanced way for selecting a text.
> For more information about changes see
> ---------- End of BaKoMa TeX Information ----------
i have installed the files as requested (they actually live in
nonfree/, since the distribution is shareware, but there are links to
that tree from the main tree).
thanks for the upload.
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