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CTAN Update: nicetext

Date: March 23, 2010 9:07:22 PM CET
On Tue, 23 Mar 2010 Uwe Lück submitted an update to the nicetext package. Summary description: `makedoc' + `niceverb' - an alternative documentation system for LaTeX License type: lppl Announcement text:
The `nicetext' bundle offers "minimal" markup syntax for restricted kinds of text: There should not be much more characters typed than printed! -- mainly: quick documentation of (smaller) LaTeX packages -- achieved by active characters and preprocessing similar to `docstrip' ("opposite direction" however, incl. some txt to TeX). New with release 0.3: * `substr.tex' should typeset LaTeX quality documentation from next available (on your install) substry.sty's ASCII/UTF-8 input (works with me) -- first application of `niceverb''s "auto mode" and `makedoc.sty' to a third-party package! * `makedoc' simplified: single \MakeInputJobDoc[<in>][<out>]{<header>}{<parser>} generates a documentation file from the package file and typesets it immediately (kind of \DocInput equivalent) -- see `Using makedoc the simplest way' in `makedoc.pdf' * `|...|' from `niceverb' typesets an inline frame box for setting-off a command description, modifiable by hooks (e.g., \colorbox) * `niceverb' syntax works in page headers, PDF bookmarks, and `hyperref' labels and otherwise much better than before, dis-/re-enableable featurewise as well as altogether * documentation extended, lists of script commands * configurable txt to TeX functionality or other replacements like ASCII-arrows to arrow commands or inserting \index entries (setting up expandable replacement chains slightly more comfortable) -- try with templates and dialogue * `fifinddo' works with character codes > 127, improved setup * `makedoc' requires the `moreverb' package.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/nicetext/ . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=nicetext (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 . _______________________________________________ Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

nicetext – Minimal markup for simple text (Wikipedia style) and documentation

The bundle offers “minimal” markup syntax for various simple kinds of text. The user will typically involve little more than is printed, and will still get quality.

The bundle provides four packages:

  • wiki addresses general texts, marked up in the simple style used on Wikipedia;
  • niceverb is yet another means of documenting packages: it offers syntax-aware typesetting of meta-variables (macro arguments) and for referring to commands (and their syntax) in footnotes, section titles etc.;
  • fifinddo aims to parse plain text or files using , and to write the results to an external file; the package is used by another member of the bundle:
  • makedoc, which provides the means to produce typeset documentation direct from package files.

MaintainerUwe Lück (deceased)



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