CTAN package update: NCCTOOLS

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Wed Jan 4 18:26:43 CET 2006

The package below has been updated at tug.ctan.org and should soon be 
at your favorite mirror.

Jim Hefferon


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

Name of contribution: NCCTOOLS bundle
Author's name: Alexander I Rozhenko
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/ncctools
Summary description: Release 3.4
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
This is the major release of the bundle having many improvements. Three 
new packages are introduced and the `nccsect' package is essentially 

The most interest package is the `addtopackage'. It introduces the 
\AddToPackage command applying commands after a specified package is 
loaded. Using it, you can specify patches, additions, and other staff 
that will be executed right after the respective package is loaded (or 
at the point where this command is applied if the respective package 
is already loaded).

The new `topsection' package introduces the \topsection command 
which can be used to prepare headings for standard environments such 
as the bibliography, table of contents, index etc. It automatically 
selects the respective sectioning command to prepare a heading and 
updates headers. This command is compatible with standard LaTeX 
classes and with ncc-based classes.

The new `textarea' package introduces the \ExpandTextArea command 
and related staff. This command expands the text area on headers, 
footers, or margins by changing page layout parameters. The 
\RestoreTextArea command restores the original page layout parameters. 
In addition, the \StartFromTextArea and \StratFromHeaderArea commands 
are specified here.

In the `nccsect' package, the \sectionstyle declaration can be now 
applied to particular section levels. The \aftersectionvspace allows 
change the vertical space skipped after a display section. Section 
declarations now cover all sectioning commands (in the previous 
version \part command for book-like classes was out of scope of the 
package). The problem of compatibility with the `hyperref' package 
is solved. Many hooks are introduced for the customization purpose.


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