+-------------------------------------+ | EQPARBOX: | | Create equal-widthed boxes | | By Scott Pakin, firstname.lastname@example.org | +-------------------------------------+ Description ----------- LaTeX users sometimes need to ensure that two or more blocks of text occupy the same horizontal space on the page. To that end, the eqparbox package defines \eqparbox, \eqmakebox, \eqframebox, and \eqsavebox macros and an eqminipage environment. These work, respectively, just like the \parbox, \makebox, \framebox, and \savebox macros and the minipage environment, except that instead of specifying a width, one specifies a tag. All boxes with the same tag -- regardless of where they are in the document -- will stretch to fit the widest box that uses that tag. This simple, equal-width mechanism can be used for a variety of alignment purposes, as is evidenced by the examples in eqparbox's documentation. Installation ------------ There's nothing special about building eqparbox: latex eqparbox.ins <== Generate eqparbox.sty latex eqparbox.dtx <== Produce the documentation (eqparbox.dvi) latex eqparbox.dtx <== Again, to get labels and eqparboxes right makeindex -s gind.ist eqparbox <== Generate an index makeindex -s gglo.ist eqparbox.glo -o eqparbox.gls <== Generate a change list latex eqparbox.dtx <== Incorporate the index into the document If you're new to this, see http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=instpackages for more information on installing packages. Copyright and license --------------------- Copyright (C) 2013 Scott Pakin, email@example.com This package may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in: http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2008/05/04 or later.
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eqparbox – Create equal-widthed parboxes
LaTeX users sometimes need to ensure that two or more blocks of text occupy the same amount of horizontal space on the page. To that end, the eqparbox package defines a new command, \eqparbox, which works just like \parbox, except that instead of specifying a width, one specifies a tag. All eqparboxes with the same tag—regardless of where they are in the document—will stretch to fit the widest eqparbox with that tag. This simple, equal-width mechanism can be used for a variety of alignment purposes, as is evidenced by the examples in eqparbox's documentation. Various derivatives of \eqparbox are also provided.
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