New CTAN package: thumbs

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Sat May 14 22:52:12 CEST 2011

the dante upload daemon call across the north sea, saying:

> The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:
> Name of contribution: thumbs
> Version number: 1.0a
> Author's name: H.-Martin M√ľnch
> Author's email: Martin.Muench at
> Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/thumbs/
> Summary description: This package allows to create one or more
>     customizable thumb index(es), providing a quick and easy reference
>     method for large documents.
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text: 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> CTAN has a new package: thumbs
> This package puts running, customizable thumb marks in the outer
> margin, moving downward as the chapter number (or whatever shall be
> marked by the thumb marks) increases. Additionally an overview
> page/table of thumb marks can be added automatically, which gives the
> respective names of the thumbed objects, the page where the
> object/thumb mark first appears, and the thumb mark itself at the
> respective position. The thumb marks are probably useful for
> documents, where a quick and easy way to find e.g. a chapter is
> needed, for example in reference guides, anthologies, or quite large
> documents. 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

thanks for the upload; i have pulled the files back to cambridge,
installed them and made an entry in the catalogue repository.

> This package is located at 
>  and for the tds: install/macros/latex/contrib/
> .  More information is at

The catalogue entry will not appear anywhere until some time tonight.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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