The preview.sty style file ========================== Purpose ------- The main purpose of the preview package is the extraction of selected elements from a LaTeX source, like formulas or graphics, into separate pages of a DVI file. A flexible and convenient interface allows it to specify what commands and constructs should be extracted. This works with DVI files postprocessed by either Dvips and Ghostscript or dvipng, but it also works when you are using PDFTeX for generating PDF files. Current uses of the package include the preview-latex package for WYSIWYG functionality in the AUCTeX editing environment, generation of previews in LyX, as part of the operation of the ps4pdf and pst-pdf packages, the tbook XML system and some other tools. Availability ------------ The preview package is being developed along and distributed with AUCTeX. It can therefore be obtained as part of AUCTeX distribution files available at <URL:ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/auctex/> or its mirror at <CTAN:support/auctex>. CTAN also provides a standalone version at <CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/preview>. The project page at <URL:http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/auctex/> offers downloads and anonymous CVS access for cutting edge versions. For more information about the preview package please refer to the home page of AUCTeX at <URL:http://www.gnu.org/software/auctex/>. Installation ------------ To install the preview style file on its own without the entire AUCTeX package, run tex preview.ins If preview.ins happens to be missing, you can regenerate it by running tex docstrip on preview.dtx with the option `installer'. Running TeX on preview.ins will then extract further files: preview.drv which you can run through LaTeX in order to get the documentation for preview.sty, preview.sty itself, a bunch of option files with extension .def and a few configuration files with extension .cfg. In case your docstrip configuration has not already taken care of that, install the files with extension .sty, .def and .cfg to a location where LaTeX will be able to find them, generate the documentation and have fun. The license of the original file is the GPL which you'll find a copy of in the complete AUCTeX distribution. The distribution will also unpack and install the respective LaTeX files with an autoconf-supported mechanism, so you might consider using that. Bug reporting ------------- Please report problems to <URL:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>, including a small example file which uses the \listfiles statement, and the resulting log file. David Kastrup
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preview – Extract bits of a LaTeX source for output
The package is a free-standing part of the preview-latex bundle. The package provides the support preview-latex needs, when it chooses the matter it will preview. The output may reasonably be expected to have other uses, as in html translators, etc.
GNU General Public License, version 3|
The AUCTeX Team|
David Kastrup (inactive)
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|MiKTeX as preview|
extract chunks of a document for separate processing|