Copyright 2017 Daniel Thomas Sank (firstname.lastname@example.org) This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2005/12/01 or later. This work has the LPPL maintenance status `maintained'. The Current Maintainer of this work is Daniel Thomas Sank. This work consists of the files modular.sty and README.md.
\section, etc. commands in LaTeX are great until you want to reuse document fragments in multiple containing documents where the heading levels need to be different. For example, suppose you write an article about octopuses containing
\section's "Habitat" and "Life cycle". Now suppose you want to write an article about sea animals with a
\section for octopuses. Within that section, the parts about habitat and life cycle should be subsections. The built-in LaTeX commands do not support this, but
We need to make our headings relative rather than absolute, and we need a way to import document fragments at levels relative to the point from which they're imported. The
coseoul package gives us relative headings, but it doesn't provide the import mechanism we need. This package builds on
coseoul providing the
\subimportlevel macro, which enables fully modular importing of sub-documents and gets the relative headings right.
doc/modular.pdf distributed with this package. It's source is
modular.tex. The source for the examples shown there are in the
documentation/example/octopus directories. You can build the files there yourself to experiment with the package. See
documentation/README.md for more information.
See the package documentation for a more complete description of the problem this package solves and how to use the
subimportlevel macro. For an extended discussion of the modularity problem, a detailed review of failed attempts using only the
coseoul packages, and a step-by-step explanation of how the
\subimportlevel macro provided by this package works, see this post.
This package is developed on github.
Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (144.0k).
modular – Relative section headings for modular documents
LaTeX sections have absolute depth, e.g. \section, \subsection, etc. When composing modular documents, we want relative depths.
The coseoul package provides relative headings, but does not get things right when composing a document modularly from multiple parts. This package provides the missing piece.
modular relies on coseoul, import, and ifthen.
|Licenses||The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3|
|Copyright||2017 Daniel Thomas Sank|
|Maintainer||Daniel Thomas Sank|
|Contained in||TeX Live as modular|
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