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The xsavebox Package

© 2016–\today Alexander Grahn

https://gitlab.com/agrahn/xsavebox

Description

This package defines commands for saving content that can be repeatedly placed into the document without replicating DVI/PDF code in the output file, allowing for smaller file size of the final PDF and improved content caching for faster display in certain PDF viewers. The method makes use of "Form XObjects" defined in the PDF specification.

The user commands are modelled after the standard commands \savebox, \sbox, \usebox and the lrbox environment.

All common engines and back-ends are supported:

  • pdf, Lua
  • ⇒ dvips ⇒ ps2pdf/Distiller
  • (Xe) ⇒ (x)dvipdfmx

User commands

  • content saving:
\xsavebox{<name>}[<width>][<position>]{...}
\xsavebox*{<name>}[<width>][<position>]{...}

\xsbox{<name>}{...}

\begin{xlrbox}{<name>}...\end{xlrbox}
\begin{xlrbox*}{<name>}...\end{xlrbox*}

<name> is an identifier (not a command!) composed of arbitrary non-active characters, including spaces and numbers. A command for the declaration of <name> does not exist.

Starred (*) variants allow for colour injection (pdf/Lua only).

  • content insertion (referencing):
\xusebox{<name>}
\the<name>

The second, short form is useable if <name> is composed of [a-zA-Z].

The package was written in the 3 syntax.

License

This material is subject to the Project Public License.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (371.8k).

xsavebox – Saveboxes for repeating content without code replication, based on PDF Form XObjects

The package defines commands for saving content that can be repeatedly placed into the document without replicating DVI/PDF code in the output file, allowing for smaller file size of the final PDF and improved content caching for faster display in certain PDF viewers. The method makes use of ‘Form XObjects’ defined in the PDF specification.

The user commands are modelled after the standard commands \savebox, \sbox, \usebox and the lrbox environment.

All common engines and back-ends are supported:

  • pdf, Lua
  • → dvips → ps2pdf/Distiller
  • (Xe) → (x)dvipdfmx

Packagexsavebox
Repositoryhttps://gitlab.com/agrahn/xsavebox
Version0.14 2019-08-13
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
Copyright2016–2019 Alexander Grahn
MaintainerAlexander Grahn
TDS archivexsavebox.tds.zip
Contained inTeX Live as xsavebox
MiKTeX as xsavebox
TopicsAdobe Distiller
Boxing
PDF features
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