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CTAN update: pstool

Date: April 24, 2009 7:55:15 AM CEST
This package should get from the tug.ctan.org box to your local mirror in the next day. Thanks, Jim Hefferon Saint Michael's College ....................................................................... The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: pstool Author's name: Will Robertson Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/pstool Summary description: Alternative to pst-pdf for using psfrag in pdfTeX License type: lppl Announcement text:
A package like "pst-pdf" for processing PostScript graphics with psfrag labels within pdfLaTeX documets. The difference with this package is that every graphic is compiled individually, drastically speeding up compilation time when only a single figure needs re-processing. This version adds some minor configuration options and slightly changes the way filenames are processed; they are now fully expanded before being written to the auxiliary file to be processed.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/pstool . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/pstool (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

pstool – Support for psfrag within pdf

The package works in the same sort of way as pst-pdf, but it also processes the PostScript graphics with psfrag to add labels within the graphic, before conversion. Thus the bundle replaces two steps of an ordinary workflow. (Naturally, the package requires that \write 18 is enabled.)

Pstool ensures that each version of each graphic is compiled once only (the graphic is (re-)compiled only if it has changed since the previous compilation of the document). This drastically speeds up the running of the package in the typical case (though the first run of any document is inevitably just as slow as with any similar package).

Version1.5e 2018-01-20
Copyright2008–2014 Zebb Prime
2008–2018 Will Robertson
MaintainerZebb Prime
Will Robertson



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