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Direc­tory macros/latex/contrib/boxhandler

  The boxhandler package

  Tools for Optimizing Captions, Presentation, and Placement 
  of Tables and Figures

This package facilitates the optimized presentation of LaTeX tables and
figures.  Not only can boxhandler conveniently lay out table and figure
captions with a wide variety of stylistic appearances, but allows for
figures and tables to be ``wrapped'' in a manner consistent with many
business and government documents. 

For a document that might appear in different venues with different
formatting, boxhandler very powerfully permits the creation of a LaTeX
source document that can, with a single-line change in the source code,
produce an output that has vastly different layout from the baseline
configuration, not only in terms of caption style, but more importantly
in terms of the locations where figures, tables and lists appear (or
not) in the document.

Deferral routines also allow one to keep all figure and table data in a
separate source file, while nonetheless producing a document with
figures and tables appearing in the desired location in the document.

Compatibility with the hyperref package is available with V1.30.

Run `boxhandler.ins' through LaTeX to produce boxhandler.sty 
     from boxhandler.dtx.
Run `boxhandler.dtx' through LaTeX to produce the documentation.

This program can be redistributed and/or modified, with attribution.

                          Steven Segletes <steven.b.segletes@mail.mil>
                          18 October 2012

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box­han­dler – Flex­i­ble Cap­tion­ing and De­ferred Box/List Print­ing

The pack­age al­lows the user to op­ti­mise pre­sen­ta­tion of ta­bles and fig­ures. Box­han­dler will lay out ta­ble and fig­ure cap­tions with a va­ri­ety of stylis­tic ap­per­ances, and will also al­low fig­ures and ta­bles to be “wrapped” in a man­ner con­sis­tent with many busi­ness and gov­ern­ment doc­u­ments.

For a doc­u­ment that might ap­pear in dif­fer­ent venues with dif­fer­ent for­mat­ting, box­han­dler per­mits the cre­ation of a source doc­u­ment that can, with a sin­gle-line change in the source code, pro­duce an out­put that has very dif­fer­ent lay­out from the base­line con­fig­u­ra­tion, not only in terms of cap­tion style, but more im­por­tantly in terms of the lo­ca­tions where fig­ures, ta­bles and lists ap­pear (or not) in the doc­u­ment.

De­fer­ral rou­tines also al­low one to keep all fig­ure and ta­ble data in a sep­a­rate source file, while nonethe­less pro­duc­ing a doc­u­ment with fig­ures and ta­bles ap­pear­ing in the de­sired lo­ca­tion.

Li­cense The Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right2008 Steven B. Se­gletes
Main­tainerSteven B. Se­gletes
Con­tained inTeX Live as box­han­dler
MiKTeX as box­han­dler
Topics type­set­ting floats
type­set­ting cap­tions
sav­ing things for later use
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