CYAN submission -- preview-latex-0.7.4.tar.gz

Reinhard Zierke zierke at
Tue Nov 26 11:12:16 CET 2002

----- Forwarded message from David Kastrup -----
I have uploaded preview-latex-0.7.4.tar.gz and
preview-0.7.4.tar.gz to the incoming directory of
Its license is the GPL.

I would recommend installing it in the following way:

Put the packed archive preview-latex-0.7.4.tar.gz under
Unpack preview-0.7.4.tar.gz in the directory

It contains just README-preview, preview.dtx and preview.ins.

The reason is that the preview.dtx file can also be used as a
standalone LaTeX style for extracting selected elements from a LaTeX
source into separate pages of a DVI file.

Previous versions of preview-latex can be deleted.

Here are the release notes:

Release notes for version 0.7.4 of the preview-latex package:

preview-latex dresses up your LaTeX source by placing judiciously
selected chunks (such as single formulas) chopped from unwieldy
preview pages right into its Emacs/XEmacs buffer, while keeping the
original source readily accessible.  You get to have your eye candy
and edit it, too.

The employed style file preview.sty is independently useful for
extraction of selected text elements as images.  The package is
released under the GNU Public License (GPL).  At the current point of
time, at least GNU Emacs-21.1 under the X window system, AUC TeX
(11.11 recommended, see below), a working LaTeX installation and
GhostScript are required.  This version also supports XEmacs-21, best
in version 21.4.9 or later.  The various Windows ports of XEmacs
should work out of the box.  Recent CVS versions of Windows GNU Emacs
could conceivably be made to work, too, but the jury is still out on
that one.

Release 0.7.4 is a consolidation release containing mostly bug fixes.
Several interoperatibility problems under Windows and with various
GhostScript versions have been dealt with.  The previous release lead
to problems when buffers without associated file name were put into
LaTeX-mode.  If this occured while first loading preview-latex,
compatibility macros caused further problems with XEmacs.  As a
promotional measure, preview-at-point has been added to the tool bar.

The README file provides adequate information for firing up
preinstalled distributions, and pointers how to provide feedback.  The
INSTALL file contains a special section with advice for package

The home page is <URL:>, the
SourceForge project page that among others offers anonymous CVS access
is located at <URL:>.

If you can spare the time, you can also comment on or rate this
project at <URL:>.

Additional files can be found at

* If you don't have texinfo 4.0 or later installed, prebuilt
  documentation files can be found there.

* AUC TeX can be found at several places, but if you want the latest
  11.11 (alpha, but stable AFAIK) with no known issues concerning
  preview-latex, you can find it there as well.

* RPMs for preview-latex and AUC TeX are provided for users of RedHat
  Linux.  For the binary RPMs, you will need the preview-latex-common
  RPM as well as the Emacs-flavor specific RPM.

The RPMs require a few packages that should be readily available in
current distributions.  RedHat 7.3 contains Emacs-21.2 and
GhostScript-6.52 which are about the minimum versions to be
recommended.  Later releases should work fine.  XEmacs in current
distributions will still be affected with a serious display bug, see
the PROBLEMS file or the respective manual section.
----- End forwarded message -----

Thanks for the upload.  I replaced the contents of
with the new version as suggested.

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

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