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CTAN up­date: eq­par­box

Date: Jan­uary 2, 2010 3:50:58 PM CET
This should soon be at your lo­cal mir­ror. Jim Hef{}feron Saint Michael's Col­lege ..................................................................... The fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion was pro­vided by our fel­low con­trib­u­tor: Name of con­tri­bu­tion: eq­par­box Ver­sion num­ber: 3.1 Author's name: Scott Pakin Lo­ca­tion on CTAN: /macros/la­tex/con­trib/eq­par­box Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Put text in boxes that are as wide as the widest text Li­cense type: lppl An­nounce­ment text:
LaTeX users some­times need to en­sure that two or more blocks of text oc­cupy the same hor­i­zon­tal space on the page. To that end, the eq­par­box pack­age de­fines \eq­par­box, \eq­make­box, \eqframe­box, and \eqsave­box com­mands, which work just like \par­box, \make­box, \frame­box, and \save­box, re­spec­tively, ex­cept that in­stead of spec­i­fy­ing a width, one spec­i­fies a tag. All boxes with the same tag -- re­gard­less of where they are in the doc­u­ment -- will stretch to fit the widest box that uses that tag. This sim­ple, equal-width mech­a­nism can be used for a va­ri­ety of align­ment pur­poses, as is ev­i­denced by the ex­am­ples in eq­par­box's doc­u­men­ta­tion. Ver­sion 3.1 in­cludes Rob Ver­ho­even's \eq­make­box con­tri­bu­tion and sup­ple­ments it with \eqframe­box and \eqsave­box.
This pack­age is lo­cated at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/la­tex/con­trib/eq­par­box . More in­for­ma­tion is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/eq­par­box (if the pack­age is new it may take a day for that in­for­ma­tion to ap­pear). We are sup­ported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/user­groups.html .

eq­par­box – Create equal-widthed par­boxes

users some­times need to en­sure that two or more blocks of text oc­cupy the same amount of hor­i­zon­tal space on the page. To that end, the eq­par­box pack­age de­fines a new com­mand, \eq­par­box, which works just like \par­box, ex­cept that in­stead of spec­i­fy­ing a width, one spec­i­fies a tag. All eq­par­boxes with the same tag—re­gard­less of where they are in the doc­u­ment—will stretch to fit the widest eq­par­box with that tag. This sim­ple, equal-width mech­a­nism can be used for a va­ri­ety of align­ment pur­poses, as is ev­i­denced by the ex­am­ples in eq­par­box's doc­u­men­ta­tion. Var­i­ous deriva­tives of \eq­par­box are also pro­vided.

Pack­ageeq­par­box
Ver­sion4.1
Main­tainer Scott Pakin

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