CTAN has a new package: autoarea

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Wed Aug 13 12:44:53 CEST 2008

On Tue, 12 Aug 2008 Uwe Lück submitted the package


to CTAN.

Location on CTAN: /graphics/pictex/addons
Summary description: automatic bounding boxes with PiCTeX
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 

PiCTeX is a "generic" set of TeX macros for drawing diagrams and pictures, 
dating from 1987, written and described by Michael J. Wichura. The last 
extensions contributed by other authors may have occurred 1999. It may be 
difficult to find somebody who uses it today ... yet two users asked me for help 
this year ...

A new generic package `autoarea.sty' makes PiCTeX recognize lines and arcs in 
determining the "bounding box" of a picture (PiCTeX so far accounted for put 
commands only). The "bounding box" is essential for proper placement of a 
picture between running text and margins and for keeping the running text away. 
Examples provided demonstrate what `autoarea.sty' does.

Yes, it should suffice to load the package to have this effect. Read additional 
instructions and informations in the file `autoarea.sty'.

`autoarea.sty' has been tested successfully on 42 geometric figures from a work 
by medieval scholar N. Oresme, as reproduced by Dr. Richard Lorch using PiCTeX.


This package is located at 
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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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