# Direc­tory tex-archive/macros/plain/contrib/metatex

\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, delay.mf, 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:
http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb23-3-4/tb75casa.pdf

\section Where to find METATeX?

The home of METATeX is CTAN:

http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/plain/contrib/metatex/

r.casares#computer.org

I do not promise anything.

\section Files

METATeX comprises the following files:

metatex.tex
mtmp2pdf.tex
mtpaper.pdf
mtpaper/mtpaper.tex
mtpaper/delay.mf
mtpaper/diagram.tex
mtpaper/frame.tex
gpl.txt

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
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
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
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.

\bye

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