CTAN update: attachfile

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Fri Nov 13 21:48:29 CET 2015

Scott Pakin submitted an update to the



Version number: 1.8
License type: lppl1.3

Summary description: Attach arbitrary files to a PDF document

Announcement text:
Starting with PDF 1.3 (Adobe Acrobat 4.0), PDF files can contain file
attachments -- arbitrary files that a reader can extract, just like
attachments to an e-mail message.  The attachfile package brings this
functionality to pdfLaTeX and LuaLaTeX and provides some additional
features not available in Acrobat, such as the ability to use arbitrary
LaTeX code for the file icon -- including things like \includegraphics,
tabular, and math.  Settings can be made either globally or on a
per-attachment basis.  attachfile makes it easy to attach files and
customize their appearance in the enclosing document.

Version 1.8 of attachfile strips the path name while embedding a file.
Mikkel Futtrup reports that path names tend to confuse PDF readers on
tablets and smartphones.

This package is located at 

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   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Manfred Lotz

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