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CTAN Update: shapepar

Date: May 27, 2013 7:02:43 PM CEST
Donald Arseneau submitted an update to the shapepar package. Summary description: Typeset paragraphs in various shapes. License type: other-free Announcement text:
Version 2.2 (Mar 2013) Retain microtype boundary items
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/shapepar . More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/shapepar (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

shapepar – A macro to typeset paragraphs in specific shapes

\shapepar is a macro to typeset paragraphs in a specific shape. The size is adjusted automatically so that the entire shape is filled with text. There may not be displayed maths or ‘\vadjust’ material (no \vspace) in the argument of \shapepar. The macros work for both and plain . For , specify \usepackage{shapepar}; for Plain, \input shapepar.sty.

\shapepar works in terms of user-defined shapes, though the package does provide some predefined shapes: so you can form any paragraph into the form of a heart by putting \heartpar{sometext...} inside your document. The tedium of creating these polygon definitions may be alleviated by using the shapepatch extension to transfig which will convert xfig output to \shapepar polygon form.

Copyright1993, 2002, 2006 Donald Arseneau
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