# Directory macros/latex/contrib/preprint

Preprint Collection:					(May 2013)
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This directory contains some packages written by Patrick W. Daly.  The
primary distribution site is:

http://www.mps.mpg.de/software/latex/localtex/localltx.html

I (Arash Esbati) mentioned balance.sty in comp.text.tex, was invited
to put in on CTAN, asked Patrick W. Daly for permission, wrote this

Legal stuff:
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The copyright holder of these packages is Patrick W. Daly.  They can be
redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public
License Distributed from CTAN archives in directory
macros/latex/base/lppl.txt; either version 1 of the License, or any later
version.

Important note:
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Unfortunately, the author of these packages doesn't have the time for
further development, bug fixes, "wishes" etc.  Hence, they are provided
"as is".  If you run into problems, you are on your own.

Brief description:
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1. authblk.sty:   (version 1.3 from 2001/02/27)
A LaTeX2e package to redefine the \author command to work as normal or
to allow a footnote style of author/affiliation input.

2. balance.sty:   (version 4.3 from 1999/02/23)
When writing a document with LaTeX two-column mode, the columns on the
last page, or those before a \cleardoublepage command, will be of
unequal height.  balance.sty solves this problem by modifying the output
routines in two-column mode.

3. figcaps.sty:   (version 4.7 from 1999/02/23)
This package allows the figure captions to be collected throughout the
paper and printed on a separate page at the end.  The figures themselves
will not appear in the text.  This is for purposes of a manuscript for
submission.  Similarly, tables are not printed in the text, but are
outputted at the end, after the figure captions.  This package may
optionally be used with the longtable environment defined in the package
of the same name.

4. fullpage.sty:  (version 1.1 from 1999/02/23)
This package sets all 4 margins to be either 1 inch or 1.5 cm, and
specifies the page style.

5. sublabel.sty   (version 4.5 from 1999/02/23)
The macros in this package allow all counters to be subnumbered, as for
example 4a, 4b, 4c, simply by bracketting the objects to be so numbered
with appropriate on/off commands.  They will work with any user-defined
counters too.

6. appendix.sty:  (version 2.2 from 2005/10/30)
Adding this package redefines \appendix so that main counters for
figures, tables, equations are subnumbered under the appendix.  The
plate counter is also subnumbered.  A \noappendix command is included so
that things like bibliographies may be called after the appendix with
\section*.  This package is only useful with article documentclass for
obvious reasons.

N.B.: This package is not available on CTAN due to a name clash.  You
have to fetch it from the site mentioned above.

Installation:
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Just run LaTeX on (package).ins, which generates (package).sty.  If you
want the documentation as a dvi, run LaTeX on (package).dtx, otherwise use
the provided format.  Move the .sty-files to a directory where LaTeX looks
for the input files.  Update your file name database and you're done.

Happy TeXing!
Arash Esbati

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