CTAN (Cambridge) upload: varwidth.sty

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Feb 6 14:14:17 CET 2003

Donal Arseneau writes:

> I have uploaded varwidth.sty and varwidth.xml (for the catalogue) 
> to ftp.tex.ac.uk:incoming.  Please put it in 
> macros/latex/contrib/other/misc.
> I am releasing this as version 0.9 because it has gotten mouldy
> waiting for me to get back to it.  (It does work, mostly.)
> Anyone who tries it should be sure to make bug reports.
> It is released under LPPL.
> % The varwidth environment is based on minipage, and takes the same
> % parameters, but the specified width is just a maximum value -- the
> % environment will be typeset with a narrower "natural" width if
> % possible.
> %
> % In a varwidth environment, paragraph line-breaks are chosen
> % according to the specified width, but each line is reset to 
> % match a narrower natural width, if there is one.
> %
> % The \narrowragged command works like \raggedright, but produces 
> % generally narrower lines in paragraphs, but more text in the last 
> % line (the lines have more-equal lengths).
> %
> % This version works fine, but there are still many questions about
> % how it would work best.  Should there be a version that avoids the
> % usual minipage formatting style?
> %
> % Numbered equations are not handled well, especially with leqno.
> % AMSmath environments have not been tried, and undoubtedly fail.
> %
> % It also defines a \newcolumntype{V} that is the {varwidth}
> % counterpart of a "p" column in tabulars.

i've installed the file as requested: thanks for the upload.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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