README for thumbs package, 2014/03/09, v1.0q TABLE OF CONTENTS ================= 1 Introduction 2 Download 3 Installation 4 Additional Packages 5 Package Compatibility 6 Author/Maintainer 7 Bug Reports 8 Known Problems 1 INTRODUCTION ============== This LaTeX package puts running, customizable thumb marks in the outer margin, moving downward as the chapter number (or whatever shall be marked by the thumb marks) increases. Additionally an overview page/table of thumb marks can be added automatically, which gives the respective names of the thumbed objects, the page where the object/thumb mark first appears, and the thumb mark itself at the respective position. The thumb marks are probably useful for documents, where a quick and easy way to find e.g. a chapter is needed, for example in reference guides, anthologies, or quite large documents. This material is subject to the LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL1.3). See http://www.ctan.org/license/lppl1.3 for the details. 2 DOWNLOAD ========== `thumbs' is available on CTAN: http://www.ctan.org/pkg/thumbs Running tex thumbs.dtx generates the files thumbs.ins, thumbs.drv, thumbs.sty, and thumbs-example.tex. Also a ZIP file is provided that contains these files, the manual (thumbs.pdf), the compiled example (thumbs-example.pdf), and this README, already sorted in a TDS tree: http://mirrors.ctan.org/install/macros/latex/ contrib/thumbs.tds.zip 3 INSTALLATION ============== Installation with ZIP file in TDS format ---------------------------------------- The ZIP file `thumbs.tds.zip' contains the files sorted in a TDS tree. Thus you can directly unpack the ZIP file inside a TDS tree. See http://www.ctan.org/TDS-guidelines for an explanation of TDS. Example: cd /...somewhere.../texmf unzip /...downloadpath.../thumbs.tds.zip Do not forget to refresh the file name database of this TDS tree. Example: texhash /...somewhere.../texmf Manual installation ------------------- a) Download the thumbs files from CTAN. If necessary, unpack them. b) Generate the package and driver files: tex thumbs.dtx c) Install the file `*.sty' in your TDS tree: cp *.sty TDS:tex/latex/thumbs/ Replace `TDS:' by the prefix of your TDS tree (texmf directory). d) Create the documentation (if necessary), e.g. pdflatex thumbs.dtx makeindex -s gind.ist thumbs.idx pdflatex thumbs.dtx makeindex -s gind.ist thumbs.idx pdflatex thumbs.dtx e) Update the databases if necessary, e.g. for teTeX: mktexlsr .../texmf f) Create the thumbs-example.pdf (if necessary), e.g. pdflatex thumbs-example.tex pdflatex thumbs-example.tex pdflatex thumbs-example.tex pdflatex thumbs-example.tex g) Copy the documentation files to "TDS:doc/latex/thumbs/": README, thumbs.pdf, thumbs-example.tex, thumbs-example.pdf. 4 ADDITIONAL PACKAGES ===================== Depending on the driver and option settings, thumbs loads other packages: kvoptions, atbegshi, xcolor, picture, alphalph, pageslts, pagecolor, rerunfilecheck, infwarerr, ltxcmds, and atveryend, which again load other packages (see the result of the \listfiles command in the log-file of the example). 5 PACKAGE COMPATIBILITY ======================= thumbs should be loaded AFTER the required packages, but loding it before those packages should be possible, too. Thumbs MUST be loaded AFTER packages handling the page size, for example geometry. 6 AUTHOR/MAINTAINER ===================== * H.-Martin M�nch 7 BUG REPORTS ============== A bug report should contain: * Comprehensive problem description. This includes error or warning messages. * \errorcontextlines=\maxdimen can be added in the TeX code to get more information in TeX error messages. * Minimal test file that shows the problem, but does not contain any unnecessary packages and code. * Used drivers/programs. * Version information about used packages and programs. * If you are using LaTeX, then add "\listfiles". Then a list of version information is printed at the end of the LaTeX run. * Please no other files than the minimal test file. The other files .log, .dvi, .ps, .pdf are seldom necessary, so send them only on request. * Please .zip or .tar.gz your file(s) before sending them! Bug address ----------- Bug reports can be send to the maintainer: H.-Martin M�nch <Martin [dot] Muench [at] Uni-Bonn [dot] de> 8 KNOWN PROBLEMS ================= * When the text for a thumb mark is too wide, the text is either split over two lines or is written over the border of the thumb mark. When the text is too wide for the thumb mark and cannot be split, LaTeX might nevertheless place the text into the next line. By this the text is placed too low. Please see the example file for information about possible solutions. * Right-to-left-writing with Polyglossary is probably not compatible with thumbs.
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The package puts running, customizable thumb marks in the outer margin, moving downward as the chapter number (or whatever shall be marked by the thumb marks) increases. Additionally an overview page/table of thumb marks can be added automatically, which gives the names of the thumbed objects, the page where the object/thumb mark first appears, and the thumb mark itself at its correct position. The thumb marks are useful for large documents (such as reference guides, anthologies, etc.), where a quick and easy way to find (for example) a chapter is needed.
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