CTAN package update: octavo

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Mar 8 17:53:30 CET 2007

Quoth the upload daemon:

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> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: octavo
> Author's name: Stefan Revets
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/octavo
> Summary description: Package for typesetting books following classical
> design and layout
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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> The octavo class is a modification of the standard LaTeX book 
> class. Its purpose is to typeset books following classical 
> design and layout principles, with the express intention of 
> encouraging the making of beautiful books by anyone with access
> to a good printer and with an inclination towards venerable 
> crafts, e.g., bookbinding.
> The octavo class differs from the book class by implementing 
> many of the proposals and insights of especially Jan Tschichold 
> and Hugh Williamson.
> The documentation includes methods to organise and print out 
> any text into signatures, which can then be gathered, folded 
> and sewn into a book.
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i have installed this new version 1.2, and it should by now be pretty
well distributed.

interested users may view the catalogue entry:


or browse the package directory on ctan:


thanks for the upload.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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