# CTAN update: linegoal

Date: November 20, 2010 12:49:17 PM CET
and then the daemon starts again: > The following information was provided by the package's contributor. > > Name of contribution: linegoal > Author's name: Florent CHERVET > Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/linegoal > Summary description: A new dimen'' corresponding to the remainder of the line > License type: lppl > > Announcement text given by the package's contributor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Fix a bug with the syntax << .5\linegoal >> > Hence better fitting with next version of tabu package (1.4 > 2010/11/20) to be uploaded soon. > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version and updated the catalogue repository. > Users may view the package catalogue entry at > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/linegoal.html > or they may browse the package directory at > http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/linegoal The catalogue entry will change (somewhat) overnight tonight. Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

## linegoal – A “dimen” that returns the space left on the line

The linegoal package provides a macro \linegoal to be used with \setlength:
\setlength<some dimen>\linegoal
will set <some dimen> to the horizontal length of the remainder of the line.

This is achieved using the \pdfsavepos primitive of pdf, through the zref-savepos package.

Example:

      Some text: \begin{tabularx}\linegoal{|l|X|} \hline
one & two \\
three & four \\\hline
\end{tabularx}

will position the table after the initial text, and make the table fill the rest of the line.

 Package linegoal Version 2.9 Copyright 2010 Florent Chervet Maintainer Florent Chervet

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