# PSTricks and documentclass

I have a problem using PSTricks for `elsevier` journal.

As you may know, preprints and review versions of papers usually use a different `documentclass` in LaTeX than the one used for the final version of the paper.

The problem is that I wrote my paper and all figures are done with PSTricks, but when I change the `documentclass` of the final version to generate the `pdf`, all pictures change size and the elements of each `pspicture` is messed up.

How can I solve this issue??

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Can you post a compilable example with 1 figure that shows the problem? You also need to tell us which Elsevier document class causes the problem. – Alan Munn Apr 26 '12 at 11:13

The problem is not in `\documentclass`, but in the fact that PSTricks do not work with `pdftex`. Use `latex->dvips->ps2dpf` route instead.
If the Elsevier system accepts EPS files, it's likely to be not using `pdflatex`, which also fits with @Juan's description: his document compiles, but the images are the wrong size. – Alan Munn Apr 26 '12 at 17:01