CTAN package update: savetrees

CTAN Announcements ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Tue Nov 21 14:24:45 CET 2006

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

Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: savetrees
Author's name: Scott Pakin
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/savetrees
Summary description: Pack as much text as possible onto each page 
  of a LaTeX document
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
The goal of the savetrees package is to pack as much text as possible
onto each page of a LaTeX document.  Admittedly, this makes the
document far less attractive.  Nevertheless, savetrees is a simple way
to save paper when printing draft copies of a document.  It can also
be useful when trying to meet a tight page-length requirement for a
conference or journal submission.

Version 1.2 of savetrees adds code to discourage TeX from permitting
paragraphs to end with a lone word.  It also sets the top and bottom
margins to nonzero values because that was too ugly even for
savetrees.  Finally, this version of savetrees improves the check for
\chapter-based document classes, making it more robust.

This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

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