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Direc­tory macros/latex/contrib/threadcol

                      | THE THREADCOL PACKAGE |
                      |                       |
                      |      Scott Pakin      |
                      | scott+thrcl@pakin.org |


The threadcol package combines a document's columns into a PDF
"article thread".  PDF readers that support this mechanism (probably
just Adobe Acrobat/Reader) can be instructed to scroll automatically
from column to column, which facilitates on-screen reading of
two-column documents.

Even for single-column documents, threadcol supports the creation of
multiple article threads, which help organize discontiguous but
logically related regions of text into a form that the user can scroll
through as if its contents were contiguous.


There's nothing special about building threadcol.  To create
threadcol.sty simply run "tex threadcol.ins".  Install threadcol.sty
somewhere where LaTeX can find it.  See
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=instpackages for
general information about installing packages.

Copyright and license

Copyright (C) 2013 Scott Pakin

This file may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of
the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this license
or (at your option) any later version.  The latest version of this
license is in:


and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX
version 2008/05/04 or later.

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (377.8k).

thread­col – Or­ga­nize doc­u­ment columns into PDF “ar­ti­cle thread”

The pack­age com­bines a doc­u­ment’s columns into a PDF “ar­ti­cle thread”. PDF read­ers that sup­port this mech­a­nism (prob­a­bly Adobe Acro­bat/Reader only) can be in­structed to scroll au­to­mat­i­cally from col­umn to col­umn, which fa­cil­i­tates on-screen read­ing of two-col­umn doc­u­ments.

Even for sin­gle-col­umn doc­u­ments, thread­col sup­ports the cre­ation of mul­ti­ple ar­ti­cle threads, which help or­ga­nize dis­con­tigu­ous but log­i­cally re­lated re­gions of text into a form that the user can scroll through as if its con­tents were con­tigu­ous.

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