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\title METATeX

\section What is METATeX?

METATeX is a set of plain TeX and METAFONT macros that you can use to
define both the text and the figures in a single source file. Because
METATeX sets up two way communication, from TeX to METAFONT and back
from METAFONT to TeX, drawing dimensions can be controlled by TeX and
labels can be located by METAFONT. Only standard features of TeX and
METAFONT are used, but two runs of TeX and one of METAFONT are needed.

\section How to use METATeX?

Please read the TUGboat paper on METATeX to get an explanation. The
paper is provided here in pdf format (mtpaper.pdf). To recreate yourself
the paper, you will need the plain TUGboat style files (tugboat.cmn and
tugboat.sty), in addition to the sources located in the mtpaper subdir
(mtpaper.tex,, diagram.tex, frame.tex and shadow.tex),.

The original TUGboat paper on METATeX is:

"METATeX" by Ram\'on Casares.
   TUGboat (ISSN 0896-3207)
   Volume 23, Number 3/4, pp. 313-318, 2002.

It is also available on-line:

\section Where to find METATeX?

The home of METATeX is CTAN:

\section Bugs and comments

Please address your comments and bug reports to (change # by @):

I do not promise anything.

\section Files

METATeX comprises the following files:


\section License

  METATeX.TeX communicates TeX and METAFONT
  Copyright (C) 2003, 2004  Ram\'on Casares

  This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
  (at your option) any later version.

  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
  GNU General Public License for more details.

  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
  along with this program; if not, write to the
     Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
     59 Temple Place, Suite 330,
     Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA

\section Versions

  1.1 Date 2004.08.12. File mptopdf.tex renamed to mtmp2pdf.tex.
  1.0 Date 2003.10.15. The first public version.



Name Notes


Name Size Date Notes
README 2651 2004-08-13 07:56:00
gpl.txt 18432 2003-10-15 05:21:00
metatex.tex 7593 2004-08-10 05:59:00
mtmp2pdf.tex 13130 2004-08-10 05:49:00
mtpaper.pdf 133791 2004-08-10 06:50:00

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METATeX – In­cor­po­rate pic­tures in TeX source

METATeX is a set of plain TeX and macros that you can use to de­fine both the text and the fig­ures in a sin­gle source file. Be­cause METATeX sets up two way com­mu­ni­ca­tion, from TeX to and back from to TeX, draw­ing di­men­sions can be con­trolled by TeX and la­bels can be lo­cated by . Only stan­dard fea­tures of TeX and are used, but two runs of TeX and one of are needed.

Li­censeGNU Gen­eral Public Li­cense
Copy­right2003,2004 Ramón Casares
Main­tainerRamón Casares
Con­tained inTeXLive as meta­tex
MiKTeX as meta­tex
Topics graph­ics in­line for ex­ter­nal pro­cess­ing
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