CTAN Announcements | 1 Dec 19:02 2005
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New CTAN package: har2nat

Bas Straathof writes:

> Name of contribution: har2nat
> Author's name: Bas Straathof
> Location on CTAN:  /tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib
> Summary description: Redefines harvard citation commands for use
>                      with natbib package. 
> License type: lppl
> 
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This small package allows a LaTeX document containing the citation
> commands provided by the Harvard package (Peter Williams and
> Thorsten Schnier) to be compiled using the natbib package (Patrick
> W. Daly). Migration from harvard to natbib thus can be achieved
> simply by replacing 
> 
> \usepackage{harvard}
> 
> with
> 
> \usepackage{natbib}
> \usepackage{har2nat}
> 
> ---IMPORTANT---
> har2nat must not be loaded before the natbib package as it redefines
> the natbib commands \cite and \citeyear. All other natbib commands
> remain unchanged and can be used alongside the Harvard commands. 

i have installed the package and created a new catalogue entry.
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CTAN Announcements | 2 Dec 18:53 2005

CTAN has a new package: flacards

A new package has been installed at tug.ctan.org and should soon make its
way to your favorite mirror.

Thanks again,
Jim Hefferon

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The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: flacards
Author's name: Norbert Stuhrmann
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/flacards
Summary description: Class for flashcards
License type: gpl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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Class for typesetting flashcards. It will produce several user-defined 
cards per page with front- and backside. You can put associated pieces 
of information on each side like vocabularies.
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See this package at 
  http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/flacards
.  You may get a better network connection by using a CTAN mirror
near to you; see http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/README.mirrors .  
Our service is supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html . 

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CTAN Announcements | 3 Dec 20:57 2005

CTAN has a new package: nddiss

A new package has been installed at tug.ctan.org and it should soon make its
way to your favorite mirror.

Thanks again,
Jim Hefferon

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The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: nddiss
Author's name: Sameer Vijay
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/nddiss
Summary description: University of Notre Dame's Dissertation format class file
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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This class file conforms to the requirements of the Graduate school of the 
University of Notre Dame, for using with LaTeX to be used for formatting the 
theses and dissertations. This release is version 3.0 dated 2005.07.27.
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See this package at 
  http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/nddiss
.  You may get a better network connection by using a CTAN mirror
near to you; see http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/README.mirrors .  
Our service is supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html . 

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CTAN Announcements | 4 Dec 12:45 2005
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New/revised CTAN packages --- B1 encoding and Artificial Uncial script

Peter Wilson writes:

>     I have uploaded b1encoding.tar.gz and auncial.tar.gz to UK incoming. 
> These are under the LPPL.
> 
>     I leave it up to your judgement where they might go on CTAN.

see below.

>     The auncial file contains a PostScript Type1 font of the Artificial 
> Uncial bookhand, plus supporting packages. (MetaFont code is buried inside 
> but unused). The Type1 was generated from original MetaFont sources extended 
> to cover 253 characters.
> 
>     Because the bookhands (used between the 1st and 16th centuries for 
> manuscripts) typically have a somewhat different character set to modern 
> fonts I created a new encoding for them which I have called B1 (for 
> Bookhands, and mainly similar to the regular T1 encoding). The encoding 
> files are in b1encoding.tar.gz.
> 
>     There is an existing (short) MetaFont version of Artificial Uncial on 
> CTAN in fonts/bookhands/auncial.
> 
>     The Type1 version and the B1 encoding are new endeavours --- they work 
> on my system but I don't know about anyone else being able to use them. I 
> think that it would be a reasonable idea to keep the present 
> bookhands/auncial and put the new stuff somewhere else (under the bookhands 
> directory?) so that others can try the fonts before coming to any final 
> decisions. Particularly, is the B1 encoding a good way to go?

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CTAN Announcements | 5 Dec 20:42 2005
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New CTAN package --- fonttable

Peter Wilson writes:

>     I have uploaded fonttable.tar.gz to UK incoming. Please put this into 
> macros/latex/contrib/fonttable or where you consider suitable. The 
> distiribution is under the LPPL.
> 
> 
> >From the README
>     The fonttable package enables you to print tables (full and partial) of 
> the characters in a font, and/or some example text.
> 
> (As far as I am aware all the other font table printers are interactive 
> stand-alone TeX documents. This is a package so it can be used in any LaTeX 
> document.)

i've installed the new package, and updated the catalogue.

thanks for the upload: it's really pretty surprising that of all the
myriad font-table programs, there has (as far as i can tell) never
been one designed to use as a package, until now.

Robin Fairbairns

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CTAN Announcements | 5 Dec 21:17 2005
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CTAN package update: csquotes 3.2

Philipp Lehman writes:

> I've placed `csquotes.tar.gz' in the incoming directory of the CTAN UK 
> node. This is a maintenance update for macros/latex/contrib/csquotes. 
> Please purge the old files, install the new ones, and announce the 
> upload as usual.
> 
> CHANGES
> 
> * Added quote style for Spanish
> * Fixed bug in hyperref interface

i've installed the new version and updated the catalogue.

users may browse the package at:

  http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/csquotes/

or download from:

  http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/csquotes.zip

thanks for the upload.

Robin Fairbairns

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CTAN Announcements | 6 Dec 22:11 2005
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CTAN package update --- fonttable

Peter Wilson writes:

>     I have uploaded fonttable.tar.gz to UK incoming. Please use this to 
> replace the current macros/latex/contrib/fonttable.
> 
> >From the README:
>    The fonttable package enables you to print tables (full and partial) of 
> the characters in a font, and/or some example text.
> 
> Changes in version 1.0a (2005/12/06)
> o Fixed bug preventing multiple unnumbered tables.

i have installed the new version as requested, and updated the
catalogue.

thanks for the upload.

users may browse the new version of the package at

  http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/fonttable/

or download it from

  http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/fonttable.zip

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team
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CTAN Announcements | 6 Dec 23:25 2005
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CTAN update: powerdot v1.3

On Tue, 6 Dec 2005, Hendri Adriaens submitted an update to the

  powerdot

package.

Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/powerdot/distrib
License: LPPL

Powerdot is a presentation class for LaTeX that allows for the quick and
easy development of professional presentations.  It comes with many tools
that enhance presentations and aid the presenter.  Examples are automatic
overlays, personal notes and a handout mode.  To view a presentation, DVI,
PS or PDF output can be used.  A powerful template system is available to
easily develop new styles.  A LyX layout file is provided.

 > -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 >
 > powerdot v1.3:
 >
 > We added a lot of new styles and features to the class. Some of the
 > most prominent new features are:
 >
 > 1) palettes: change the color setup of a style easily. Almost all
 > styles have been equiped with several different palettes so you can
 > change the presentation according to your mood of the day without
 > changing the overall design. And if you don't like the predefined
 > palettes, you can easily define one yourself in the preamble of your
 > presentation and use that.
 >
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CTAN Announcements | 9 Dec 19:30 2005

CTAN package update: Using Imported Graphics in LaTeX and pdfLaTeX

The package below has been updated on tug.ctan.org and should soon be 
at your favorite mirror.

Thank you for the contribution,
Jim Hefferon

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The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: Using Imported Graphics in LaTeX and pdfLaTeX
Author's name: Keith Reckdahl
Author's email: epslatex@...
Location on CTAN: /info/epslatex/english/
Summary description: Documentation on using graphics in LaTeX

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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A (much needed) update to Keith Reckdahl's "Using Imported Graphics in 
LaTeX and pdfLaTeX" has been uploaded to CTAN.  The new version 
(Version 3.0) has been updated for pdfLaTeX, and the latest versions of 
the caption and subfigure packages.

The document describes EPS and other graphics formats, graphics software, 
the commands needed to import graphics, alignment of imported graphics, 
many topics related to Figure environments (including customizing 
captions, creating side-by-side figures and subfigures).

Emails with bug reports, suggestions, etc should be sent to
   epslatex at yahoo dot com
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CTAN Announcements | 9 Dec 19:40 2005

CTAN package update: microtype

The package described below has been updated at tug.ctan.org (after a
delay caused by me) and will soon appear at the mirror you like the best.

Thank you for the update,
Jim Hefferon

======================================================================

The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: microtype
Author's name: R Schlicht
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/microtype
Summary description: An interface to the micro-typographic extensions of pdfTeX
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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 Changes in version 1.9a:
--------------------------

* Defer setup until the end of the preamble; consequently, 
  no need to change font defaults before loading microtype, 
  or to put it the other way round, microtype may now be 
  loaded at any time
* Inside the preamble, \microtypesetup accepts all package 
  options
* Protrusion settings for T5 encoded Charter

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