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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
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