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The pict2e package

This package was described in the 2nd edition of ": A Document Preparation System", but the project team declined to produce the package. For a long time, has included a "pict2e package" that merely produced an apologetic error message.

The new package extends the existing picture environment, using the familiar technique (cf. the graphics and color packages) of driver files. The package documentation (pict2e.dtx) has a fair number of examples of use, showing where things are improved by comparison with the picture environment.

Caveats:

  1. Unpacking the package in the usual way (processing pict2e.ins) produces a file pict2e-example.cfg; this file is a satisfactory pict2e.cfg file, for most purposes. You can't generate the documentation (by processing pict2e.dtx) unless you have a pict2e.cfg file. so you are recommended to rename pict2e-example.cfg as pict2e.cfg, beforehand. The file pict2e.pdf, in the distribution, was generated in this way, using PDF.
  1. If you have not installed the 2003/12/01 release of , you already have a pict2e.sty. You should ensure that you install the new pict2e.sty in such a way that it gets chosen by your system in preference to the old version. One way of achieving this is simply to delete the old version, which is to be found on a TDS system in $TEXMF/tex/latex/base

Recommended TDS locations:

   pict2e.sty and driver files:  tex/latex/pict2e
   pict2e.pdf, p2e-drivers.pdf:  doc/latex/pict2e
   pict2e.cfg:                   tex/latex/[TEXDIST]/graphics.cfg

For general installation advice, see http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=instpackages

For bug reports use the GitHub repository: https://github.com/rolfn/pict2e/issues

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pict2e – New implementation of picture commands

This package was described in the 2nd edition of ‘: A Document Preparation System’, but the project team declined to produce the package. For a long time, has included a ‘pict2e package’ that merely produced an apologetic error message.

The new package extends the existing picture environment, using the familiar technique (cf. the graphics and color packages) of driver files (at present, drivers for dvips, pdf, Lua, , V, dvipdfm, and dvipdfmx are available). The package documentation has a fair number of examples of use, showing where things are improved by comparison with the picture environment.

Packagepict2e
Home pagehttps://github.com/rolfn/pict2e
Bug trackerhttps://github.com/rolfn/pict2e/issues
Version0.3c 2019-08-20
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
Copyright2003–2016 Rolf Niepraschk, Hubert Gaesslein, Josef Tkadlec
MaintainerHubert Gäßlein
Rolf Niepraschk
Josef Tkadlec
Contained inTeX Live as pict2e
MiKTeX as pict2e
TopicsGraphics in
See alsocurve2e
xpicture
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