# CTAN Update: pstool

Date: March 12, 2013 11:00:36 AM CET
Will Robertson submitted an update to the pstool package. Summary description: Support for psfrag within pdfLaTeX License type: lppl Announcement text:
This is a bug-fix release, change notes follow. Thanks to Rasmus Hansen for catching the bug. v1.5a, March 2013: - Fix bug introduced in last version in which plain LaTeX compilation (producing DVI) produced erroneous output above each figure.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/pstool . More information is at http://www.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 .
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

## pstool – Support for psfrag within pdfLaTeX

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).

 Package pstool Version 1.5e 2018-01-20 Copyright 2008–2014 Zebb Prime2008–2018 Will Robertson Maintainer Zebb PrimeWill Robertson

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