# CTAN update: verbatimbox

Date: April 29, 2013 2:04:45 PM CEST
the daemon reports: > Name of contribution: verbatimbox > Author's name: Steven B. Segletes > Package version: 3.0 > Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/verbatimbox/ > Summary description: Routines to put verbatim text in a box, used when > verbatim is inaccessible. Also, for adding vertical buffer > to an object. > License type: lppl > > Announcement text given by the package's contributor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > The verbatimbox package has undergone a major overhaul. > > The package allows verbatim material to be placed into LATEX boxes, > for later recall. This function is useful in several situations, primarily in places > where the verbatim environment is otherwise inaccessible (for example, in the > midst of a tabular environment). It is also useful if a given verbatim text needs > to be recalled multiple times within a document. > > The introduction of the new myverbbox environment allows the user to > place verbatim content in a box for which he chooses the name, thus > allowing more than one verbatimbox to be in play at a time. > > While there is application for its use within the verbatimbox > application, this package also offers an independent command > (\addvbuffer) for conveniently providing vertical buffer space above > and below a LaTeX object. The new optional argument allows one to > specify the amount of buffer to add above and below the object. > > Finally, authentic documentation is provided, sorely lacking in prior versions. > > Users may view the package catalogue entry at > http://www.ctan.org/pkg/verbatimbox > or they may browse the package directory at > http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/verbatimbox/ thanks for the upload; i installed the new version, and updated the catalogue repository. i apologise for continuing delays in making announcements. my health remains unreliable, and slows me down a lot. Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

## verbatimbox – Deposit verbatim text in a box

The package provides a verbbox environment (which uses techniques similar to those of the boxedverbatim environment of the moreverb package) to place its contents into a globally available box, or into a box specified by the user.

The global box may then be used in a variety of situations (for example, providing a replica of the boxedverbatim environment itself). A valuable use is in places where the standard verbatim environment (which is based on a trivlist) may not appear.

The package makes use of the verbatim package (which is a required part of any distribution).

 Package verbatimbox Version 3.13 2014-02-24 Maintainer Steven B. Segletes

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