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+texdoctk \- GUI for easier access of TeX package and program documentations
+.B texdoctk
+.B texdoctk
+is a GUI for easier access to a large part of the vast amount
+of package and program documentations and tutorials for TeX and its
+different derivatives (mainly LaTeX). It is optimized and included in
+the teTeX and fpTeX distributions and also available with TeXLive.
+The documentation is grouped into 17 categories; the 18th button of the main
+panel is inactive by default and intended for use with local additions (see
+In the settings window you see a checkbox in the html->ps and text->ps
+converter menus for switching on/off output redirect. This is due to the fact
+that some converters do not write their output into a file but to stdout by
+default, so a redirect is needed, e.g.
+a2ps myfile.txt >myfile.ps
+.I "\-v"
+verbose: enable some viewer messages which are otherwise sent to stderr,
+as well as some warning popup windows. This can also be set in a
+configuration file.
+.I "\-a"
+autoview: autostart viewer if a listbox contains only one item (this will
+frequently happen in search results). This can also be set in a configuration
+The configuration is controlled by the system default configuration file
+($TEXMFMAIN)/texdoctk/texdocrc.defaults, most of whose entries can though be
+overridden by the users' own optional ~/.texdocrc files and/or command line
+.SS The Settings menu and configuration files
+The Settings menu is used to change the user-definable settings of \fBtexdoctk\fP
+for the duration of the program call or as new defaults. The latter case is
+the purpose of the Save button, which generates or rewrites the user's own
+~/.texdocrc file. The system defaults cannot be edited with the Settings
+The TEXMF-type paths on the system are reported, and the user can specify the
+name of the subdirectory of $HOMETEXMF, where the personal documentation is
+General viewer behaviour
+.I Suppress error messages
+toggle verbose mode (see option -v); default is off.
+.I Autostart viewer for one-item listboxes
+if a listbox contains only one item (see option -a)
+.I Use text viewer for unknown file format
+i.e. treat the file as plain text. \fBtexdoctk\fP should recognize the usual file
+formats and also relate names like README to plain text, but some docs may have
+freely invented names. Default is on; if switched off, trying to view such
+files will raise an error. The switch does not influence printing: unrecognized
+formats cannot be printed.
+.I Change viewer colours
+using either RGB triplets in the format #rrggbb or the standardized names.
+DVI/PostScript/PDF/HTML/Plain text
+For text files, \fBtexdoctk\fP provides an own viewer. If this viewer is disabled,
+but no alternative viewer is specified, \fBtexdoctk\fP tries to read the content
+of the environment variable $PAGER.
+If you want to print the documentations, you will need converters to turn
+non-PS files into PostScript. Here are some suggestions:
+\& dvi->ps:
+dvips (is part of teTeX) (http://www.radicaleye.com/dvips.html)
+\& pdf->ps:
+pdf2ps (http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost) or
+Acrobat Reader (http://www.adobe.com)
+\& html->ps: html2ps (http://user.it.uu.se/~jan/html2ps.html)
+\& plain text->ps: a2ps (http://www-inf.enst.fr/~demaille/a2ps/)
+The html->ps and text->ps converter menus for switching on/off output redirect.
+This is due to the fact that some converters do not write their output into a
+file but to stdout by default, so a redirect is needed, e.g.
+.B a2ps myfile.txt >myfile.ps
+The system-wide configuration file is ($TEXMFMAIN)/texdoctk/texdocrc.defaults
+and should only be writable by the administrator of the installation using any
+text editor. The optional user configuration file is ~/.texdocrc and can
+override all but those system settings which affect the installation as a
+whole. The preferred way of changing it is through the Settings menu.
+.SS The databases
+\fBtexdoctk\fP comes with a default database file ($TEXMFMAIN)/texdoctk/texdoctk.dat
+with a special format. It is divided into 17 sections corresponding to the
+17 buttons that are active by default. Each section begins with a line
+.I section_name
+is the text as it appears in the button. This title is
+followed by the descriptive entries for each documentation, which have this
+\fIpackage-label\fP;Short description for listbox (opt. \fIpackage-name\fP);path in doc directory;optional keywords
+(without breaking the line!). Comments (initiated with a #) and empty lines
+are ignored by the program. The second field is the text displayed in the
+selection listboxes of \fBtexdoctk\fP, and you will usually want to mention the name
+of the package in parens along with it; the first field is a \fBunique\fP label
+for the package for internal use of the program which will usually be chosen
+identical to the package name, but can be different if there is more than one
+documentation file coming with a package.
+The administrator will probably install additional packages in the local texmf
+tree. The corresponding documentation can be made accessible by an additional
+database $TEXMFLOCAL/texdoctk/texdoctk-local.dat. Furthermore, individual
+users possibly install additional packages in an texmf subdirectory of their
+$HOME, for which they can make an individual database themselves as
+$TEXMFHOME/texdoctk/texdoctk-pers.dat. After creating such files, texhash
+must be executed.
+Both types of databases must have the same structure as the system database,
+although they need (and should) not include all its sections if there are no
+additional entries. For example, if the the package
+.I foo
+is added to the local tree such that its documentation file is
+($TEXMFLOCAL)/doc/latex/foo/foo.dvi and it is decided that it fits best into
+the existing category Graphics, texdoctk-local.dat would look like this:
+ at Graphics
+foo;Create bells and whistles (foo);latex/foo/foo.dvi;decoration
+The entry for
+.I foo
+will then be appended to the list of entries in the Graphics category. The 18th
+button can be activated in the same way, but using a new category name;
+possible entries at the beginning of the database which have not been assigned
+to a category will be assigned to the default Miscellaneous, making the 18th
+button active with that label. Note that you cannot have more than 18
+categories; if there are more, only the one defined last will appear and be
+If the documentation is included in the .sty file instead of a proper
+documentation file, the optional keywords should start with
+-?- directly after the semicolon, where ? is 0, 1, 2 or 3; these are flags
+which indicate in which part of the .sty the instructions are placed and
+should help \fBtexdoctk\fP to extract the documentation from the style and present
+it without the code, which would normally be of little use.
+no specific place, scattered between the code
+at end, behind \\endinput; some .sty files have well-organized documentation
+behind the end of the actual code, where TeX doesn't see it upon compilation
+at beginning, terminated by %%%%%%; in some other cases, some usage information
+is at the beginning of the .sty as a comment terminated by a line full of %
+as 2, but with a blank line as termination
+See the system database for plenty of examples.
+\& $TEXMFMAIN/texdoctk/texdocrc.defaults
+system-wide configuration file
+\& ~/.texdocrc
+(optional) personal configuration file; can also be created with the Settings menu
+\& $TEXMFMAIN/texdoctk/texdoctk.dat
+default database file for documentation files of the distribution
+\& $TEXMFLOCAL/texdoctk/texdoctk-local.dat
+(optional) local database file for documentation files
+\& $TEXMFHOME/texdoctk/texdoctk-pers.dat
+(optional) personal database file of individual users for documentation files
+Widget placement in topic toplevels becomes ugly when the toplevel is stretched
+or shrunk.
+The font in the frame labels of the Settings menu are not forced to the default
+font; this will become visible e.g. at hi-res screens, where the label font is
+not scaled up.
+Netscape and Mozilla error output will be written to stderr even if the quiet
+mode was set.
+.B texdoctk
+was written by Thomas Ruedas <tr at geol.ku.dk>.
+This manual page was originally written by Adrian Bunk <bunk at fs.tum.de> for
+the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). It is now maintained
+by Thomas Ruedas.
+Copyright (C) 2000-2004 Thomas Ruedas
+This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO

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