CTAN update: eqparbox

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Sat Jan 2 21:50:58 CET 2010

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Jim Hef{}feron
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: eqparbox
Version number: 3.1
Author's name: Scott Pakin
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/eqparbox
Summary description: Put text in boxes that are as wide as the widest text
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
LaTeX users sometimes need to ensure that two or more blocks of text
occupy the same horizontal space on the page.  To that end, the eqparbox
package defines \eqparbox, \eqmakebox, \eqframebox, and \eqsavebox
commands, which work just like \parbox, \makebox, \framebox, and
\savebox, respectively, except that instead of specifying a width, one
specifies a tag.  All boxes with the same tag -- regardless of where
they are in the document -- will stretch to fit the widest box that uses
that tag.  This simple, equal-width mechanism can be used for a variety
of alignment purposes, as is evidenced by the examples in eqparbox's

Version 3.1 includes Rob Verhoeven's \eqmakebox contribution and
supplements it with \eqframebox and \eqsavebox.

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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