CTAN Update: animate

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Thu May 3 09:12:50 CEST 2007

On Wed, 2 May 2007, Alexander Grahn submitted an update to the



Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/animate
Summary description: creating portable PDF animations from graphics files and inline graphics
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
This package provides an interface to create portable, JavaScript driven 
PDF animations from sets of (vector) graphics files or from inline 
(vector) graphics, such as LaTeX-picture, PSTricks or pgf/TikZ generated 
pictures, or just from typeset text.
It supports the usual PDF making workflows, i. e.  pdfLaTeX and LaTeX -> dvips -> ps2pdf (Ghostscript).

The resulting PDF can be viewed in current Adobe Readers on all supported platforms.

The new release is based on Optional Content Groups (OCGs), aka 
PDF-Layers, to make animations fully functional in Adobe Reader 8 as well. 
Interestingly, OCG-based animations perform better in older Reader 
versions, which might be a bug in Reader 8. Therefore, a second version of 
the package, `animate-noocg', is provided, which still uses the old, 
non-OCG-based method.
Command, \newframe*, for use within the `animateinline' environment, 
has been added. If placed after a particular frame it causes the animation 
to pause at that frame. The animation continues normally after clicking it 
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 .

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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