[pdftex] [CTAN] Update: animate

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Fri May 4 23:52:36 CEST 2007

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From: CTAN Announcements <ctan-ann at dante.de>
Date: 03.05.2007 09:12
Subject: CTAN Update: animate
To: ctan-ann at dante.de

On Wed, 2 May 2007, Alexander Grahn submitted an update to the



Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/animate
Summary description: creating portable PDF animations from graphics
files and inline graphics
License type: lppl

Announcement text:
This package provides an interface to create portable, JavaScript driven
PDF animations from sets of (vector) graphics files or from inline
(vector) graphics, such as LaTeX-picture, PSTricks or pgf/TikZ generated
pictures, or just from typeset text.

It supports the usual PDF making workflows, i. e.  pdfLaTeX and LaTeX
-> dvips -> ps2pdf (Ghostscript).

The resulting PDF can be viewed in current Adobe Readers on all
supported platforms.

The new release is based on Optional Content Groups (OCGs), aka
PDF-Layers, to make animations fully functional in Adobe Reader 8 as well.
Interestingly, OCG-based animations perform better in older Reader
versions, which might be a bug in Reader 8. Therefore, a second version of
the package, `animate-noocg&#39;, is provided, which still uses the old,
non-OCG-based method.

Command, \newframe*, for use within the `animateinline' environment,
has been added. If placed after a particular frame it causes the animation
to pause at that frame. The animation continues normally after clicking it


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