CTAN update: attachfile

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Wed Sep 8 14:42:02 CEST 2010

This should be at your local mirror.

Jim Hef{}feron
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: attachfile
Version number: 1.5
Author's name: Scott Pakin
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/attachfile
Summary description: Attach arbitrary files to a PDF document
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
Starting with PDF 1.3 (Adobe Acrobat 4.0), PDF files can contain file
attachments -- arbitrary files that a reader can extract, just like
attachments to an e-mail message.  The attachfile package brings this
functionality to pdfLaTeX and provides some additional features not
available in Acrobat, such as the ability to use arbitrary LaTeX code
for the file icon -- including things like \includegraphics, tabular,
and math.  Settings can be made either globally or on a per-
attachment basis.  attachfile makes it easy to attach files and customize their
appearance in the enclosing document.

Version 1.5 of attachfile is a minor update that enables macro
expansion in the attachment filename.  For example, an author can 
now use \jobname in the name of a file to attach.

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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