New CTAN package: linegoal

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Fri May 7 17:11:39 CEST 2010

that ol' daemon's not affected by sleep deprivation after an election
night, like some of us...  and so he writes:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: linegoal
> Author's name: Florent CHERVET
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/linegoal
> Summary description: A new ``dimen'' corresponding to the remainder of
> 	  	       the line 
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Nota : this packages requires pdfTeX.
> The linegoal package provides a macro \linegoal
> to be used with \setlength :
>    \setlength<some dimen>\linegoal
> will assign to <some dimen> the horizontal length
> of the remainder of the line.
> This is achieved using the \pdfsavepos primitive
> and the zref-savepos package.
> -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> Typical usage :
> Some text: \begin{tabularx}\linegoal{|l|X|} \hline
>             one & two                       \\
>             three & four                    \\\hline
>            \end{tabularx}
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

thanks for that; i've installed the new version, and made an entry in
the catalogue repository.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
> or they may browse the package directory at

the package itself is out on its travels around the world, but the web
page won't appear until some time in the dark hours of the night.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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