CTAN Update: standalone

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Wed Dec 21 17:50:02 CET 2011

On Wed, 21 Dec 2011 Martin Scharrer submitted an update to the



License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
This major update adds the following new features:

standalone class:
 * New 'crop' option as an alternative to 'preview'.
 * New 'varwidth' option to wrap content in a 'varwidth' environment.
 * Support for multiple pages using the 'multi' option.
 * Standalone environments (very similar to \PreviewEnvironment's) are
   supported, including the possibility to ignore extra material
   (see the 'ignorerest' option).
 * New dedicated options for TikZ and PSTricks.
 * Floats (table, figure) are turned automatically to non-floating
   replacements. See the 'float' option for more details.
 * Options to allow for easy conversion to raster images by external tools
   like Image Magick and Ghostscript were added.

standalone package:
 * New \includestandalone[<options>]{<file>} macro which allows to
   include standalone files similar to images.
 * New 'build' option to automatically build standalone output files
   (like PDFs) which can be included as such in the main document.
 * New 'mode' setting to switch between using the source code of
   standalone files or build images from it.
 * New 'obeyclassoptions' option which will apply most class options
   to the source code of standalone files when included with
   \includestandalone in source code mode.
 * New 'group' option to control if \input'ed standalone files are wrapped
   in a group (default) or not (group=false). Files included using
   \includestandalone are always placed in a group.

See the newly redesign manual for further details.

Please do not hesitate to report bugs and feature requests to the author,
either by email to martin(at)scharrer-online.de or using the issue tracker
at https://bitbucket.org/martin_scharrer/standalone/issues.

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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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