{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 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 ...
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Problems with Preview-ing ps and ps2pdf output on OS X [closed]

after upgrading to OS X 10.8.x I've discovered that Preview stopped displaying some of my eps pictures. Also, ps2pdf output is now broken. Have anybody seen such behaviour and does anybody know how to ...
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Can the PostScript language be used to fully replace TeX? [closed]

THE POSTSCRIPT® LANGUAGE is a simple interpretive programming language with powerful graphics capabilities. ... Because of the importance of text in most applications, the PostScript ...
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Forcing latex to handle home-made .ps files in an intelligent way

I write papers in latex and write figures as PostScript programs. (The latter is not as crazy as it sounds, but that's a topic for elsewhere.) My question is about the most intelligent way to get ...
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Beamer/TikZ shadow printed via Adobe Reader (PostScript) cause errors [closed]

Consider the example below compiled using pdflatex. Basically it is a simple test of the Frankfurt theme and the Whale color theme (just attempting to make something smaller). We experience problems ...
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Multiple inclusion of the same image gives huge PS file

I am using beamer and having included the same image many times with pgf, declare once and insert. It looks like the PS file from dvips grow linear as I create slides (the image is on the ...
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postscript code in psplot fails

the following code snippet doesn't work as expected \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks,pst-plot} \pagestyle{empty} \thispagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(10,10) ...
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Does anyone know what a cmap file has to look like

This may be an off-topic fringe case, but I need it for pdftex... I made an encoding QS7 for ASCII+Greek and now the only thing missing is a CMAP file to enable copying text from acroread. I made ...
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How to jump from a line in a .ps file to the corresponding line in the .tex file

I have TeXnicCenter and GSview. If I have a .tex file house.tex, and the resulting PostScript file house.ps, I'd like to be able to jump from a line in house.ps to the corresponding line in house.tex ...
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From postscript through pgfmath

I don't understand the next syntax also I would like (if possible) a traduction of the next function with pgfmath /fct {dup 1 gt {pop 90}{dup 1 neg lt {pop 90 neg}{asin} ifelse} ifelse} def
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PostScript font not found

After switching to a new MikTeX installation on a new computer, I am having a problem with an additional PFB font. The font used to work on the old computer, but I can't see why it doesn't work on the ...
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Using \usepackage[all]{xy} and \xymatrix{} the arrowheads are not printing or viewing correctly [closed]

When I use \usepackage[all]{xy} and \xymatrix{} the arrowheads are not printing or viewing correctly. I have typeset for years and this problem only popped up when I changed operating systems a few ...
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Converting a PDF document to PostScript/LaTeX

I have a resume in PDF format. I have seen people linking to PostScript versions of their resume. I am not sure why they do that yet. How can I convert my PDF document to a LaTeX/PostScript document? ...
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Why is there no pdffrag package?

The psfrag package has been around for more than a decade* and is easy to use: \usepackage{graphicx}% http://ctan.org/pkg/graphicx \usepackage{psfrag}% http://ctan.org/pkg/psfrag ... ...
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How to clip a TeX box using low-level PS commands?

I like to clip an arbitrary TeX box (\hbox) but without using larger graphic related packages like PGF/TikZ or PSTricks. This is intended to be used in packages which should not force the user to also ...
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Two lines of 12-pt Times New Roman Bold in an otherwise standard document

I need to able to write two short lines of bold, centered, 12-point Times New Roman in an otherwise standard document (I'm using the book class with the 11pt option). Can anyone help me? Thoughts: ...
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How do I convert old PostScript files created with dvips to searchable PDFs? [closed]

I am puzzled as to how to replace Type 3 bitmap fonts contained in a series of old PostScript files with more modern, Type 1 scalable fonts. My goal is to convert the PS files into high quality, ...
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How to I convert a pdf to a ps format so that I can insert it into a document?

I would like to insert an article into my thesis, and compile the thesis into postscript with normal LaTeX. (not pdfLaTeX). I have an article that is in pdf format that I'd also like to insert in ...
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How to generate postscript files from LaTeX pictures, with correct dimensions?

I have a document containing, among other things, some figures created using the picture environment. Now I need to create a postscript file for each figure, but if I simply copy them into otherwise ...