# Automation of generating pstricks graphics with texclipse before pdf generation

When using eclipse with pdflatex I want it to create the pstricks Images automatically. The classical way (without eclipse or texlipse) would be:

latex test.tex
dvips -o test-pics.ps test.dvi
ps2pdf test-pics.ps


and then one would use pdflatex. How can I make texlipse do this automatically for me?

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• you can run pdflatex -shell-escape <file> with package auto-pst-pdf
• or run pst2pdf <file> to create all images on the fly as png or pdf or ...
• you can run xelatex instead of pdflatex without any additional package or additional conversion
@Igor: You cannot use auto-pst-pdf to draw or overlay PSTricks objects on the existing EPS images. – xport Jul 2 '11 at 12:43
@Igor: it should be no problem to insert png or pdf images into your document which uses package auto-pst-pdf – Herbert Jul 2 '11 at 12:53