New on CTAN: wheretotrim

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Fri May 17 19:04:51 CEST 2013

Scott Pakin submitted the



Summary description: Help reduce page count by suggesting where to trim text
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 

wheretotrim is a Perl script and auxiliary LaTeX package
that helps LaTeX users reduce their document's page count.
It is intended to be used with documents that exceed a
publisher's specified page-length limitation by a small
amount (much less than a full column or page).  wheretotrim
reports the page and column on which the least amount of
text needs to be trimmed to reduce the page count.  It works
by repeatedly rebuilding the given document, analyzing the
benefit of trimming from each column or page one line of
text, then two, then three, and so forth until the
document's page count decreases.

wheretotrim has been tested only on Linux.  It might work on
OS X.  It probably won't work on Windows.


This package is located at
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group .  
Please join a users group; see .


Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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