[tex-live] shapepar

Jürgen Spitzmüller juergen at spitzmueller.org
Tue Jan 22 20:00:08 CET 2013

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>  > The shapepar package ships some user-contributed shapes in the form
>  > of *shape[s].def files. In TL, these files are put in
>  > doc/generic/shapepar/, whereas they should be in
>  > tex/generic/shapepar/. As a result, these files are not found by
>  > kpse.
> They are part of the documentation and not part of the package, as far
> as I understand.

My understanding is that these are predefined extra shapes that can be 
included via e.g. \input{dropshape.def}, although the documentation is not 
very clear about that. After all, these files define new commands such as 
\dropshape and \droppar. This, however, only works if the files are found by 


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