CTAN package update: linegoal (v2.9)

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Fri Feb 25 20:35:52 CET 2011

i don't remember what i was doing, but it was obviously terribly
interesting work, because i didn't notice the daemon saying:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: linegoal (v2.9)
> Author's name: Florent CHERVET
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/linegoal
> Summary description: A ``dimen'' that corresponds to the remainder of the line
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> . Modification of the expansion process for setting the 
>   linegoal in order to allow the use of \linegoal inside
>   the arguments of tabular column :
>      p{ .4\linegoal} m{ .2\linegoal } b{ .15\linegoal }
>   when the calc.sty package is loaded.
> This is because such arguments are expanded by array.sty
> during the rewriting process and hence, before \setlength.
> This can be handy for \multicolumn in some cases:
> \begin{tabu}{|XX[2]X|}
> Hello 
> & 
> \multicolumn2{p{\linegoal}|}
> {\vskip-\ht\strutbox\strut\lipsum[5]} \\
> \tabuphantomline
> \end{tabu}

thanks for the upload; i have installed the new files and updated the
catalogue repository entry.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/linegoal.html
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/linegoal/

The catalogue entry will change (somewhat) overnight tonight.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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