CTAN update: attachfile

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at ctan.org
Tue Sep 20 09:54:32 CEST 2016

Scott Pakin submitted an update to the



Version number: 1.9
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 1.9 of attachfile issues an error message instead of failing 
silently if an invalid icon name is requested.  Thanks to
Jean-Fran├žois Burnol for inadvertently stumbling across the problem and 
submitting a bug report.  attachfile now correctly handles
the case of filenames with no extension.  Finally, the documentation has 
been updated to suggest using the luatex85 when using
attachfile with LuaLaTeX 0.85+.


The package's Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package's files themselves can be inspected at


    Thanks for the upload.

      For the CTAN Team
     Erik Braun


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