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A LaTeX CD cover class

This class grew out of my frustration with software for CD covers. My list of
requirements includes eternal durability of covers (I do not want to throw
away my precious covers because of an upgrade), easy batch printing with crop
marks, full typographical control, extended foreign language support, fully
open text-based format for easy copy-and-modify operations, and so on.
Since version 1.1, slim CD are supported.

As usual, the package is provided by means of a .dtx source that a .ins
driver will convert into a class (.cls) file. Of course, compiling the .dtx
source will generate the documentation. For your convenience, the full
archive contains the class file and the documentation.

Normal usage requires creating a simple data file for each cover, much as in
the following example:

The Artist\\
\bfseries The Title

\leftspine{THE ARTIST}
\centerspine{THE TITLE}

\track Song 1
\track Song 2
\track Song 3

\leftinfo{Words and Music by The Artist}

Then, by using the provided driver files you can easily generate one or more
covers. Note that the class uses heavily the rotating package, so you must
convert the resulting dvi file into PostScript�, or use directly pdflatex.

If you're really lazy...

...there is a Ruby script (parsecd.rb) that, provided with information from
freedb.org, will generate automatically a data file. For instance,

  wget -O- http://www.freedb.org/freedb/jazz/380a0a05 | ./parsecd.rb

will generate a cover for Monk's "Brilliant Corners". You can search for your
record on freedb.org, and then simply use the links provided under the label

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (81.8k).

cd – Type­set CD cov­ers

Nor­mal us­age will or­di­nar­ily re­quire no more than a sim­ple data file per cover; the pack­age will make a full in­sert for a CD case (it copes with both nor­mal and slim cases).

Pack­age De­tailscd
Li­censeGNU Gen­eral Public Li­cense
Main­tainerSe­bas­tiano Vigna (in­ac­tive)
Werner Lem­berg (in­ac­tive)
Con­tained inTeX Live as cd
MiKTeX as cd
Topics type­set sets of la­bels (for cut­ting out, etc.)
See also cdcover
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