CTAN package update: Eplain 3.2 release
Date: November 28, 2007 6:32:46 PM CET
Oleg Katsitadze has provided a package which has been mirrored,
automatically, to CTAN. He writes:
I'm happy to announce a new release of Eplain (3.2), a set of TeX
macros that expands on and extends the definitions in plain TeX in a
"style-neutral" fashion. Eplain's home page is
Location on CTAN is
The manual is available on-line from Eplain's home, or as a hard-copy
(Royalties are donated to the TeX Users Group.)
Here's an excerpt from the NEWS file.
* Fixed a bug which caused silent indexing macros to output spurious
space in vertical mode.
* Added a switch to disable index file input/output.
* Fixed xref and bibliography label definition macros so that reading
in a .aux file with a large number of label definitions does not
overflow the save stack.
* Fixed double-column macros -- they were occasionally losing material
and producing columns too high to fit on a page. Also improved
appearance of the last column, which often came out spaced out.
I've updated the catalogue, and the new version should be widely
available by now. Users may view the catalogue entry at
or browse the distribution at
Thanks for the continuing support of the package, Oleg.
For the CTAN team
eplain – Extended plain TeX macros
An extended version of the plain TeX format,
adding support for bibliographies, tables of contents,
enumerated lists, verbatim input of files, numbered equations,
tables, two-column output, footnotes, hyperlinks in PDF output
and commutative diagrams.
Eplain can also load some of the more useful LaTeX packages,
graphicx (an extended version of
autopict (a package instance of
the LaTeX picture code),