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The tools bundle

Release 2023-11-01c


This bundle consists of packages providing a range of basic tools for users. It is a required part of a installation.


We no longer distribute installation instructions for the various implementations. All modern systems include tools as-standard, and end users should in general use the release versions supplied in this way.

Release distribution is carried out only through the CTAN archives.

Reporting Bugs

If you wish to report a problem or bug in the tools bundle 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!


The contents of this bundle are distributed under the Project Public License, version 1.3c or later.


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

Copyright (C) 1993-2023 The LaTeX Project

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (6.9M).

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.

Version1.1f 2023-07-08
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3c
Copyright1989–2004 Frank Mittelbach
1993–2023 The 3 Project et al.
MaintainerThe Project Team
Frank Mittelbach
TDS archivelatex-tools.tds.zip
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