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The LAYOUTS package

    The layouts package enables the display of various elements of a
document's layout including: the general page layout; disposition
of floats; layout of paragraphs, lists, footnotes, table of contents, 
and sectional headings; font boxes.
Facilities are provided for a document designer to experiment with
the layout parameters.

Change History

Version v2.6d (2009/09/02)
- New maintainer (Will Robertson)

Changes in version v2.6c (2004/10/25)
- Privatised some internal macro names (no change in functionality)

Changes in version v2.6b (2003/11/25)
- Fixed some spelling and gramatical errors

Changes in version v2.6a (2002/12/12)
- Fixed problem with negative length in list layout

Changes in version v2.6 (2002/06/09)
- Expanded page layout options

Changes in version v2.5a (2002/03/24)
- Fixed problem with footer size on page diagrams

Changes in version v2.5 (2001/11/11)
- Cleaner seperation between generic and designed layouts
- Added controls over the appearance of pictures
- Lengths may be printed using any TeX unit (except scaled point)

Changes in version v2.4 (2001/04/30)
- Added switch for drawing marginal notes
- Added support for the memoir class page layout

Changes in version v2.3 (1999/03/06)
- Added tabulation of actual layout values.
- Corrected the ToC layout.
- Reduced the number of counters used.

  Author: Peter Wilson (Herries Press)
  Maintainer: Will Robertson (will dot robertson at latex-project dot org)
  Copyright 1998--2004 Peter R. Wilson
  This work 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: <>

  This work has the LPPL maintenance status "maintained".
  The Current Maintainer of this work is Will Robertson.
  This work consists of the files:
README (this file)
  and the derived files:

    The distribution consists of the following files:
README          (this file)
layouts.ins     (Source extractor file)
layouts.dtx     (Package source)
layman.tex      (LaTeX source for the User Manual)
layman.pdf      (User Manual in PDF)


    To install the package:
- run: latex layouts.ins (which will generate layouts.sty)
- Move layouts.sty to a location where LaTeX will find it
  (typically in a local texmf tree at /tex/latex/layouts)
  and refresh the file database. See the FAQ on CTAN at
  /help/uk-tex-faq or for more 
  information on this.

    To process the user manual:
- run: latex layman (twice) and print for the user manual
    For a printed version of the package source:
- run: latex layouts.dtx
  If you want an index run: makeindex -s layouts
- run: latex layouts.dtx
- Print layouts.dvi for a hardcopy of the package source

Peter Wilson


Name Size Date Notes
README 3092 2009-09-02 03:40
layman.pdf 272753 2009-09-02 03:40
layman.tex 81303 2009-09-02 03:40
layouts.dtx 171805 2009-09-02 03:40
layouts.ins 2509 2009-09-02 03:40
layouts.pdf 303523 2009-09-02 03:40

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lay­outs – Dis­play var­i­ous el­e­ments of a doc­u­ment's lay­out

Dis­play in­for­ma­tion about a doc­u­ment, in­clud­ing: text po­si­tion­ing on a page; dis­po­si­tion of floats; lay­out of para­graphs, lists, foot­notes, ta­ble of con­tents, and sec­tional head­ings; font boxes. Fa­cil­i­ties are pro­vided for a doc­u­ment de­signer to ex­per­i­ment with the lay­out pa­ram­e­ters.

Pack­age De­tailslay­outs
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Copy­right1998-2004 Peter R. Wil­son
Main­tainerWill Robert­son
Peter R. Wil­son
Con­tained inTeXlive as lay­outs
MikTeX as lay­outs
Topics change ge­om­e­try of page lay­out
dis­play de­tails of page lay­out
See also layout
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