CTAN package update: attachfile

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Thu Jan 18 17:20:19 CET 2007

The package below has been updated at 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: attachfile
Author's name: Scott Pakin
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/attachfile
Summary description: Attach arbitrary files to a PDF document
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
Starting with PDF 1.3 (Adobe Acrobat 4.0), PDF files can contain file
attachments -- arbitrary files that a reader can extract, just like
attachments to an e-mail message.  The attachfile package brings this
functionality to pdfLaTeX and provides some additional features not
available in Acrobat, such as the ability to use arbitrary LaTeX code
for the file icon -- including things like \includegraphics, tabular,
and math.  Settings can be made either globally or on a per-attachment
basis.  attachfile makes it easy to attach files and customize their
appearance in the enclosing document.

Version 1.3 of attachfile incorporates some patches from Ross Moore
for making attachfile robust to running hyperref with \Hy at unicodetrue
and for supporting the Created, Modified, and Size keys in the
EmbeddedFile's Params dictionary.

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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