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CTAN pack­age up­date: oc­tavo

Date: March 8, 2007 4:53:30 PM CET
Quoth the up­load dae­mon: > ====================================================================== > > The fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion was pro­vided by the pack­age's con­trib­u­tor. > > Name of con­tri­bu­tion: oc­tavo > Author's name: Ste­fan Revets > Lo­ca­tion on CTAN: macros/la­tex/con­trib/oc­tavo > Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Pack­age for type­set­ting books fol­low­ing clas­si­cal > de­sign and lay­out > Li­cense type: lppl > > An­nounce­ment text given by the pack­age's con­trib­u­tor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > The oc­tavo class is a mod­i­fi­ca­tion of the stan­dard LaTeX book > class. Its pur­pose is to type­set books fol­low­ing clas­si­cal > de­sign and lay­out prin­ci­ples, with the ex­press in­ten­tion of > en­cour­ag­ing the mak­ing of beau­ti­ful books by any­one with ac­cess > to a good printer and with an in­cli­na­tion to­wards ven­er­a­ble > crafts, e.g., book­bind­ing. > > The oc­tavo class dif­fers from the book class by im­ple­ment­ing > many of the pro­pos­als and in­sights of es­pe­cially Jan Tschi­chold > and Hugh Wil­liamson. > > The doc­u­men­ta­tion in­cludes meth­ods to or­gan­ise and print out > any text into sig­na­tures, which can then be gath­ered, folded > and sewn into a book. > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- i have in­stalled this new ver­sion 1.2, and it should by now be pretty well dis­tributed. in­ter­ested users may view the cat­a­logue en­try: http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Cat­a­logue/en­tries/oc­tavo.html or browse the pack­age di­rec­tory on ctan: http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/la­tex/con­trib/oc­tavo/ thanks for the up­load. Robin Fair­bairns For the CTAN team

oc­tavo – Type­set books fol­low­ing clas­si­cal de­sign and lay­out

The oc­tavo class is a mod­i­fi­ca­tion of the stan­dard book class. Its pur­pose is to type­set books fol­low­ing clas­si­cal de­sign and lay­out prin­ci­ples, with the ex­press in­ten­tion of en­cour­ag­ing the mak­ing of beau­ti­ful books by any­one with ac­cess to a good printer and with an in­cli­na­tion to­wards ven­er­a­ble crafts, e.g., book­bind­ing.

The oc­tavo class dif­fers from the book class by im­ple­ment­ing many of the pro­pos­als and in­sights of re­spected ex­perts, es­pe­cially Jan Tschi­chold and Hugh Wil­liamson.

The doc­u­men­ta­tion dis­cusses meth­ods to or­gan­ise and print out any text into sig­na­tures, which can then be gath­ered, folded and sewn into a book.

Pack­ageoc­tavo
Ver­sion1.2
Copy­right2003, 2007 Ste­fan A. Revets
Main­tainerSte­fan A Revets

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