CTAN update: eqparbox

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Mar 21 14:30:08 CET 2013

the daemon wrote:

> Name of contribution: eqparbox
> Author's name: Scott Pakin
> Package version: 4.0
> Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/eqparbox/
> Summary description: Create equal-widthed parboxes
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> LaTeX users sometimes need to ensure that two or more blocks
> of text occupy the same horizontal space on the page.  To
> that end, the eqparbox package defines \eqparbox,
> \eqmakebox, \eqframebox, and \eqsavebox macros and an
> eqminipage environment.  These work, respectively, just like
> the \parbox, \makebox, \framebox, and \savebox macros and
> the minipage environment, except that instead of specifying
> a width, one specifies a tag.  All boxes with the same tag
> -- regardless of where they are in the document -- will
> stretch to fit the widest box that uses that tag.  This
> simple, equal-width mechanism can be used for a variety of
> alignment purposes, as is evidenced by the examples in
> eqparbox's documentation.
> Version 4.0 is a major improvement that now supports boxes
> containing lists and boxes containing multiple paragraphs.
> It also provides a new eqminipage environment and some new
> macros for imposing minimum and maximum widths on boxes
> (\eqsetminwidth, \eqsetminwidthto, \eqsetmaxwidth,
> \eqsetmaxwidthto).
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

thanks for the upload (and sorry about the delay in this message -- i
was away on family business, remote from any network connection).

i have installed the new version and updated the catalogue repository.
> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://www.ctan.org/pkg/eqparbox
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/eqparbox/

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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