CTAN Update: preview

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Mon Feb 22 14:53:15 CET 2010

On Sun, 21 Feb 2010, Ralf Angeli submitted an update to the



Summary description: Extract bits of a LaTeX source as graphics
License type: gpl

Announcement text: 
The main purpose of the preview package is the extraction of selected
elements from a LaTeX source, like formulas or images, into separate
pages of a DVI file.  This works with DVI files postprocessed by
either Dvips and Ghostscript or dvipng, but it also works when you are
using PDFTeX for generating PDF files.
Current uses of the package include the preview-latex package for
WYSIWYG functionality in the AUCTeX editing environment, generation of
previews in LyX, as part of the operation of the ps4pdf package, the
tbook XML system and some other tools.

The preview package is being developed along and distributed with
preview-latex.  With the integration of preview-latex into AUCTeX as
of version 11.81, the preview package became part of AUCTeX as well.
It can therefore be obtained as part of AUCTeX distribution files
available at <URL:ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/auctex/>.  CTAN provides
the standalone preview package at
For more information about the preview package please refer to the
home page of AUCTeX at

Version 11.86 of the preview package adds support for XeTeX.

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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