# CTAN Update: standalone

Date: December 21, 2011 5:50:02 PM CET
On Wed, 21 Dec 2011 Martin Scharrer submitted an update to the standalone package. License type: lppl Announcement text:
This major update adds the following new features: standalone class: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * New 'crop' option as an alternative to 'preview'. * New 'varwidth' option to wrap content in a 'varwidth' environment. * Support for multiple pages using the 'multi' option. * Standalone environments (very similar to \PreviewEnvironment's) are supported, including the possibility to ignore extra material (see the 'ignorerest' option). * New dedicated options for TikZ and PSTricks. * Floats (table, figure) are turned automatically to non-floating replacements. See the 'float' option for more details. * Options to allow for easy conversion to raster images by external tools like Image Magick and Ghostscript were added. standalone package: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * New \includestandalone[<options>]{<file>} macro which allows to include standalone files similar to images. * New 'build' option to automatically build standalone output files (like PDFs) which can be included as such in the main document. * New 'mode' setting to switch between using the source code of standalone files or build images from it. * New 'obeyclassoptions' option which will apply most class options to the source code of standalone files when included with \includestandalone in source code mode. * New 'group' option to control if \input'ed standalone files are wrapped in a group (default) or not (group=false). Files included using \includestandalone are always placed in a group. See the newly redesign manual for further details. Please do not hesitate to report bugs and feature requests to the author, either by email to martin(at)scharrer-online.de or using the issue tracker at https://bitbucket.org/martin_scharrer/standalone/issues.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/standalone . More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/standalone (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

## standalone – Compile TeX pictures stand-alone or as part of a document

A class and package is provided which allows pictures or other code to be compiled standalone or as part of a main document. Special support for pictures with beamer overlays is also provided.

The package is used in the main document and skips extra preambles in sub-files. The class may be used to simplify the preamble in sub-files. By default the preview package is used to display the typeset code without margins.

The behaviour in standalone mode may adjusted using a configuration file standalone.cfg to redefine the standalone environment.

 Package standalone Version 1.3a 2018-03-26 Copyright 2010–2018 Martin Scharrer Maintainer Martin Scharrer

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