CTAN update: boxhandler

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Mon Aug 18 14:24:19 CEST 2008

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: boxhandler
Author's name: Steven B. Segletes
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/boxhandler
Summary description: Tools for Optimizing Captions, Presentation, and 
  Placement of Tables and Figures
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
This package facilitates the optimized presentation of LaTeX tables and 
figures.  Not only can boxhandler conveniently lay out table and figure 
captions with a wide variety of stylistic appearances, but allows for 
figures and tables to be ``wrapped'' in a manner consistent with many 
business and government documents.

For a document that might appear in different venues with different 
formatting, boxhandler very powerfully permits the creation of a LaTeX 
source document that can, with a single-line change in the source code, 
produce an output that has vastly different layout from the baseline 
configuration, not only in terms of caption style, but more importantly 
in terms of the locations where figures, tables and lists appear (or 
not) in the document.

Deferral routines also allow one to keep all figure and table data in 
a separate source file, while nonetheless producing a document with 
figures and tables appearing in the desired location in the document.

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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