CTAN ahs a new package: FigBib

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Thu Aug 12 16:20:35 CEST 2004

A new package has been installed on tug.ctan.org and it should soon be
at your favorite mirror.

Thank you for the contribution,
Jim Hefferon


The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: FigBib
Author's name: Jan Poland
Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/figbib
Summary description: organize figure databases with BibTeX
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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FigBib lets you organize your figures in BibTeX databases. Some FigBib 
features are:
- - - Store and manage figures in a BibTeX database
- - - Include figures in your LaTeX document with one short command
- - - Generate a List of Figures containing more/other information than 
  the figure captions
- - - Control with one switch where to output the figures, either as usual 
  float objects or in a separate part at the end of your document

FigBib is for LaTeX authors who have to organize
many figures. In this case, it may not be convenient to manage all
information in a ``low level" manner directly in the documents.
Instead, it would be desirable to have a database which contains
the images, corresponding captions and additional information in a
bundled form. Then, a ``high-level" command is issued each time a
figure needs to be included.
FigBib provides such a mechanism. If the user wants to include a
figure with the label ``MyFigure:1" as a float object on the top
of the page with a width of 5cm, then he writes
The corresponding data for the figure, such as caption, name of
the eps file etc., is stored in a BibTeX data base. There, the
entry could be for example
    main = {This is the description/caption},
    file = {myfigure1}
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You can have a look at the package at
although you may get a better network connection by visiting a mirror 
of CTAN that is near to you; see 

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