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CTAN update: pstool

Date: February 14, 2013 11:40:40 AM CET
> Name of contribution: pstool > Author's name: Will Robertson > Package version: 1.5 > Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/pstool/ > Summary description: Support for psfrag within pdfLaTeX > License type: lppl thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the catalogue repository. > After a long hiatus, I'm very happy to release a new version of > pstool. In fact, I forgot to release the previous new version, so this > is two releases in one! Brief change notes below. > > v1.5, February 2013: > - Fix =/# mixup in Windows ps2pdf options. > - Check the .tex file for newness when regenerating figures. > - Add [macro-file=...] for a global file to retrieve psfrag macros > (default is "\jobname-pstool.tex"). > Thanks to Heinrich Kruger for suggestions for the above. > - Cross-references and citations within external graphics are now supported. > > v1.4, November 2010: > - More robust parsing of the main input file to read in the preamble. > Therefore, \EndPreamble is now required much less often. > - Apparently unreleased to CTAN, oops :) thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the catalogue repository. > Users may view the package catalogue entry at > http://www.ctan.org/pkg/pstool > or they may browse the package directory at > http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/pstool/ Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

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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