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README for the tools bundle

This bundle consists of packages written and supported by members of the 3 Project Team.

The documented source code of each package is in a file with extension .dtx. Running on the file tools.ins will produce all the package files, and some associated files.

So you should first process tools.ins:

latex tools.ins

The files with extensions .sty and .tex (including a file whose name is just .tex) should then be moved to a directory on 's standard input path.

Documentation for the individual packages may then be obtained by running on the .dtx files.

For example:

latex array.dtx

will produce the file array.pdf, documenting the array package.

The file manifest.txt contains a list of the main files in the distribution together with a one-or-two line summary of each package.


Copyright is maintained on each of these packages by the author(s) of the package.

Distribution Conditions

All the files in this bundle may be distributed under the conditions of the 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 https://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of version 2005/12/01 or later.

The list of all files belonging to the Tools Bundle is given in the file manifest.txt.

Commercial users of the multicol package are asked to read the notice at the head of the file multicol.dtx.

The use of these files is otherwise unrestricted.

Reporting Bugs

If you wish to report a problem or bug in any of these packages please use the Issue Tracker for on GitHub and follow the guidelines that pop up if you press the New issue button.

In particular, to check that you are really seeing a bug, please write a short, self-contained document that shows the problem. This should include the latexbug package, which will warn if your test file is not suitable for one or the other reason. See the CONTRIBUTING guide for further details, or if you need to obtain the latexbug package.

If the bug turns out to be with third-party software then please contact the developer, and not us!


This README file is copyright 1993-2017 The 3 Project.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (6.5M).

ftnright – Footnotes in two column documents in one column only

Assembles footnotes on two-column pages at the bottom of the right hand column.

This package is part of the latex-tools bundle in the required distribution.

LicensesThe Project Public License
MaintainerThe Team
Frank Mittelbach
TDS archivelatex-tools.tds.zip
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