extract v1.8 ------------ This package can be used to (conditionally) extract specific commands and environments from a source file and write them to a target file. This can be done without significant changes to the source document, but labels inside the source can be used for more flexibility. The package also provides environments to write code directly to the target file or use code in both the source and the target file. These tools allow one to generate ready-to-run files from a source document, containing only the extracted material, in an otherwise ordinary LaTeX run. See for more information the pdf documentation of this package. Installation ------------ First check whether this package can be installed by the distribution that you use, since that will simplify installation. For manual installations, the structure and supposed location in a TDS compliant TeX-tree is shown in the overview below. In words, extract.sty should be available to LaTeX. Don't forget to update your filename database after installing the files. CTAN:/macros/latex/contrib/extract: official location | |- readme : should not be installed |- extract.dtx: /source/latex/extract |- extract.pdf: /doc/latex/extract `- extract.sty: /tex/latex/extract The package includes pregenerated run and doc files, but you can reproduce them from the source if necessary. See the first lines of extract.dtx for information how to do this. Example files can be produced by running the file extract.dtx with LaTeX once. See the documentation of your LaTeX distribution or the TeX Frequently Asked Questions for more information on installing extract into your LaTeX distribution (http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=instpackages). License ------- Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Hendri Adriaens This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2003/12/01 or later. This work has the LPPL maintenance status "maintained". This Current Maintainer of this work is Hendri Adriaens. This work consists of the file extract.dtx and the derived files extract.sty, xtrex1.tex, xtrex2.tex, xtrex3.tex, xtrex4.tex, xtrex5.tex, xtrex6.tex and xtrex7.tex. The following files constitute the extract package and must be distributed as a whole: readme, extract.dtx, extract.pdf and extract.sty.
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extract – Extract parts of a document and write to another document
The package provides the means to extract specific content from a source document and write that to a target document. One could, for instance, use this to extract all exercises from lecture notes and generate an exercises book on the fly.
The package also provides an environment which writes its body entirely to the target file. Another environment will write to the target file, but will also execute the body. This allows to share code (for instance, a preamble) between the source document and the target file.
Finally, the package provides an interface to conditionally extract content. With a single package option, one can specify exactly which commands (counted from the start of the document) should be extracted and which not. This might be useful for extracting specific slides from a presentation and use them in a new file.
|Licenses||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Copyright||2004–2005 Hendri Adriaens|
|Contained in||TeX Live as extract|
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