New CTAN package: realboxes

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Thu Aug 11 20:41:42 CEST 2011

On 11 Aug 2011 Martin Scharrer submitted the



Summary description: Provides variants of common ``box''-macros which reads their content as real box and not as macro argument.
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
This LaTeX package uses the authors other package 'collectbox' to define
variants of common box related macros which read the content as real box and
not as macro argument. This enables the use of verbatim or other special
material as part of this content.

The provided macros simply have the same names as the original versions but
start with an upper-case letter instead.
The "long-form" macros, like \Makebox, can also be used as environments, but
not the "short-form" macros, like \Mbox. However, normally the long form uses
the short form anyway when no optional arguments are used.


This package is located at
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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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