{postscript} concerns the PostScript page description language that forms the base for PS, EPS and PDF formats common to (La)TeX

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Why do people still use Postscript?

I submitted a journal paper this morning, and they asked me to include a PDF file, which I expected, and a Postscript (PS) file. Generating the PS file proved more difficult, because some of my ...
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Is there a function for rad2deg and deg2rad for use in pst-solides3d?

Basically I'm using pst-solides3d to produce 3d-perspective figures. When writing the 3d transform parameters for rotateOpoint3d, it is required to have a unit of degree. But when writing an argument ...
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Is there a way to embed Type 1 fonts into an Encapsulated PostScript file?

The solution to "pictures in TeX" I first encountered in the TeX-implementation "TeXtures", produced by Blue Sky Research in Portland, Oregon. This solution requires you to import an eps-file by means ...
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How come the texnansi-encoding didn't work for the Symbol-font?

I've been installing PostScript Type 1 fonts in TeXLive, where I've used the texnansi encoding. Everything worked very well with every PS Type 1 font I tried, except when I came to the Symbol font, ...
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Are .vf-files really needed in LaTeX in order to use PostScript Type 1 fonts?

I have adapted several PS Type 1 fonts for use with TeXLive. What I found out, is that only three types of font-files are needed, which are a .map-file, .tfm-files and .pfb-files. However, at ...
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Enter \n newline character in embedded postscript via pstricks

I want to be able to print neat debugging messages through pstricks/postscript. In the code below, how do I make the gs interpreter display a new line? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} ...
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Each page as a separate .ps file [duplicate]

Typography requires that each page as a separate .PS file. For example, a three-page document was sent in three files, one page per file. Like foo-001.ps, foo-002.ps, foo-003.ps. Is there a way to do ...
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Are there some tools to automate the final submission to IEEE?

I got a mail from the editor of the IEEE TEC journal where he explains the procedures which are needed to finalize the submission to the journal: The IEEE requires that you submit the following ...
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How to use Lilypond's font in a LaTeX or PostScript file?

How can I use Lilypond's font in a LaTeX or PostScript file? I want to write chors using it, and I can't find the way on how to configure it. Obs.: in a PostScript file, in mean as PostScript ...
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Writing to files through postscript via pstricks

I want to use file operations in postscript: right now I need them to print large debugging data, which otherwise I have to copy and paste from the standard output. More importantly, in the future, I ...
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Conversion from pstricks coordinates to postscript coordinates

I am making a custom graphics library on top of pstricks and I need to convert from pstricks coordinates to postscript coordinates. I have a "working" example, cooked up via painful trial-and-error ...
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Setting LaTeX => PS => PDF in RStudio

I am using RStudio, with knitr, and want to use Lodewyckx's graphicalmodels.sty for graphs. It requires changing output profile to LaTeX to PS to PDF. Can this be done in RStudio still using knitr?
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Are postscript printers necessary for printing large pdfs compiled from LaTeX files?

I am shopping for a new printer for my office, and I have become aware that some printers have postscript drivers whereas others do not. For instance, this printer that I'm considering ...
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How to convert the latex file into postscript file

I have faced one problem. Actually, I'm working on IEEE paper, and they said that I have to convert my .tex files into postscript file How can I get postscript file? I'm working with WinEdt 8.0 ...
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How can I use unicode characters as identifiers in PostScript? Is it impossible?

I feel "uncomfortable" with the existing constants below (which are already defined in PSTricks) Euler = 2.718281828 Pi = 3.141592654 because I think using e and π is much more natural. My ...
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How do I include Postscript graphics in a LaTeX file?

I am trying to include sample.ps file to my document with the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=3cm,a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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How to make Derive work with a parameter other than x and how to invoke Derive in postfix notation?

In my investigation Derive can only evaluate the derivative of function f(x) with respect to x. My attempt below does not produce the expected result because I try to find the derivative of x(t) and ...
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Inline purified PostScript (MPS)

I just learned how to inline PDF code using the \pdfliteral command and that purified Encapsulated PostScript generated by METAPOST or purifyeps can be converted to PDF code by pdfLaTeX. However, I ...
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Colored Text in PostScript Files [closed]

I am using \textcolor command in the body of my TeX file. I need to generate Postscript file. When I go through the "Option Menu\Configure TeXStudio\Build\PDF chain", every thing is fine and I can ...
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How to batch convert PS to PDF without leaving windows open?

I am new to TexShop and new to this forum so please forgive me if the question is dumb. I need to convert about 13,800 postscript files to PDF. TexShop can do it but the only ways I know how means ...
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What is the safe PostScript expression to plot 1/floor(1/x)?

What is the safe PostScript expression to plot f(x)=1/floor(1/x)? \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} \pstVerb{/inv {dup 0 eq {pop e30} {1 exch div} ifelse} bind ...
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Weird issue involving pstricks, dvi->ps->pdf toolchain, and the letter combination rt

This is an extremely weird bug [Edit]it's not a bug, the problem was in my code. I spent 1 hour bringing this down to a small working example, can't figure out if its minimal. Set up: Ubuntu latest ...
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Postscript, EPS and PSTricks: what are the differences at this conditions? [closed]

The program that I use as an editor for vector based images is able to export using the following standards: Postscript 2 and 3 ( .ps ) PSTricks macro written in Latex ( .tex ) Eps ( .eps ) SVG ( ...
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How to automatically generate a stack diagram for a PostScript expression?

The following figure shows a PostScript expression and its stack diagrams step by step. Is there any package to generate it out of the box? If there is no such a package, how to generate it ...
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How to automatically draw the images of a point placed between 2 inclined mirrors?

Consider a point X placed between two inclined mirrors as follows. \documentclass[pstricks,border=20pt,12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-eucl} \def\Angle{37}% extreme case in which 360/\Angle-1 is ...
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How to write a bounding box information in PostScript to an external file and read it in TeX at the second compilation?

Scenario I want to create a new environment, e.g., pscanvas that does not need any size specification but just a unique filename. It can contain any graphic objects that pspicture can contain. Thus ...
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How to use PostScript for to plot the sum of cos(n*x) for n=0 to n=100?

I want to plot the function f(x) which is the sum of cos(n*x) for n=0 to n=100. The domain is from 0 to 2π. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} \begin{document} ...
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What is PostScript dictionary for? How to know whether or not I need it?

Consider the following code, \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \psset{linecolor=red} \pstVerb { /updateCP {2 copy CPy add /CPy ED CPx add /CPx ED} bind ...
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convert \special to PS/PDF file

I have a TeX file containing only one large \special{...} command, supposedly containing PostScript code. \special{!userdict begin % DSB: start-hook to etna-start-hook /etna-start-hook{gsave 80 780 ...
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How to include a postscript image and change the fonts inside it? [closed]

I need to include a postscript file in a XeLaTeX document. The text in the PS file has western digits, but I need Persian digits. How should I do this?
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How to combine and simplify the following PostScript operators?

Background Let \def\RR#1{(2^(#1/10))} \def\TT#1{(#1)} be the radius and angle functions, respectively. Christoph defined a PS operator AAA as follows. /AAA {AlgParser cvx exec exch AlgParser cvx ...
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What is the RPN operator defined in PSTricks to convert an infix expression to the postfix one?

The following code does not compile as I failed to convert the abscissa from infix to postfix. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} % defining an RPN operator that ...
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What is the correct RPN expression of a piecewise-defined function passed to \psplot?

My objective is to pass a piecewise-defined function in RPN to \psplot. The complete code is given as follows. The function is sin x for x<0 and cos x for other x. ...
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portable PS-viewer with forward and inverse-search

I am using a portable Latex (Miktex, Texniccenter & Sumatrapdf) from my flashdrive and all works good. But I found no possibility to search in *.ps files through forward or inverse-search. I use ...
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Postscript (.ps) image does not import into .tex file or pdf

I am trying to: Export a gnuplot .gpl file to a .ps Get my .tex file to use the .ps file as an image Convert that .tex file to a pdf I created the following gnuplot .gpl file which exports ...
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Why are my post script commands not getting passed the LaTeX compiler?

The following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture} \rput{!240 6 div}(0,0){Hello World} \end{pspicture} \end{document} is not able to parse the ...
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how can i convert postscript files (ps) to pdf with hyperref [closed]

URGENT * ps (postscript) file to pdf document with hyperref and without hyperref can any one help me to find good tool to convert ps to pdf with hyperref. i wants my files (ps) to be converted as ...
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pdflatex generates unwanted transparencies [closed]

pdfLaTeX generates PDF-page with transparency operators. Minimal example: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \includegraphics{image.pdf} \end{document} image.pdf is ...
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psplot: square root of negative number

Is there a possibility to have psplot automatically ignore an invalid range? Example: x 2 sub sqrt This cann't be plotted requesting \psplot{0}{10}, but only when using \psplot{2}{10}. Of course ...
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Why can the labelsep of \uput not work when represented in RPN?

In order to be more noticeable, I present my comment as a new question here. Background: \uput with the following syntax accept 5 arguments. I have tested the last four arguments that they can ...
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pdf vs dvi vs postscript

I have a few questions regarding these three: What is the difference between those three outputs? Does it make any difference in how my code is processed or just how it is displayed? What's ...
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What makes my line get shifted to the left when I invoke \LoadConstants?

In the beginning I use the following code. So far so good. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{multido} \usepackage[nomessages]{fp} \def\LoadConstants{} ...
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Is PostScript access from TeX (via PSTricks or TikZ) safe?

PSTricks and TikZ grant us access to PostScript. Is it safe? I meant: Is there a vulnerability hole open for someone to exploit? Edit: I just found that compiling PSTricks with xelatex might be ...
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What makes the radius too long in the following PS expression?

I want to translate \pstVerb{/Dist {N-A.x N-A.y N-B.x N-B.y Pyth2} def} from the following \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-eucl} ...
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Why does my RPN expression to find a distance of 2 nodes produce a wrong output?

I want to find a variant for the following, \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-eucl} \addtopsstyle{gridstyle}{gridlabels=0pt,griddots=0} \begin{document} ...
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How to overlay graphs using includegraphics or pstricks?

I have a figure (eps file included using \includegraphics) inside a postscript environment where I use PSTricks to add labels and extra lines. I want to add another eps file smaller in the top right ...
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Kile won't recognize .ps images [duplicate]

I'm using Kile on Ubuntu 12.04, and I produce figures using gnuplot. Whenever I have a .ps figure in my .tex document: \begin{figure}[H!] \begin{center} \includegraphics[scale=0.3]{image.ps} ...
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Arranging a large number of letters on a page

I hope this is not too off topic here, since I cannot think of a place with more experts where I could ask. The background is, that I want to improve my ASCII-art algorithm which works fine (about 70k ...
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Drawing lines between arbitrary words on a page

I try to get rid of tree-dvips and look for a way to do the following: Circle an arbitrary word on the page and draw an arrow from some other position at the page towards this circled word. In ...
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Using tree-dvips with XeLaTeX

I try to switch to XeLaTeX, but the package tree-dvips causes problems. It seems to require PostScript and pdftricks which causes a lot of other problems (puts a \begin{center} environment around ...