{ps2pdf} is about a software tool that converts postscript files to pdf

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Open PDF file in Mendeley Desktop without making it the default application

I am trying to put links into my PDF files that once I click on them, they will directly open the specific file in Mendeley Desktop. This can be easily be done if Mendeley Desktop is the default PDF ...
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Can not convert from PS to PDF

I can not do ps2pdf in my latex.. here is my error. when i run from command
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latexmk and ps2pdf on Mac OS (TextMate)

I just recently came across a TeX file which is working with eps-files, so that latexmk first generates a .dvi file. The conversion to .ps also works great, but after that latexmk is not able to ...
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using hebrew in powerdot/beamer

I am trying to make a presentation in hebrew using lyx. I tryed beamer but it did not go well. Then I tryed powerdot, but when I compiled the document (ps2pdf) no hebrew was displayed (empty ...
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Granting write access to tex when using solides3d

There is an obstacle when using action=writesolid in pst-solides3d. Mainly, I need to generate some datafiles for some solides like the following. I want to perform some slices and the examples use ...
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Shortening compile time with large eps files when using pstricks and dvips

So I am also sending this to both the pstricks and the powerdot lists as it relates to both, but mostly to compiling via dvi-> dvips -< ps2pdf or similar. I make my lecture slides with Powerdot ...
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Navigation Bar in Beamer not working using ps2pdf

Using the minimal example below, the navigation bar works fine when i use LaTeX=>PDF but not when LaTeX=>PS=>PDF. Any ideas why that is so? I use ghostscript 9.14 (windows 64 bit) to convert from ps ...
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How to convert postscript to pdf so that the result is readable on Android?

Lots of old academic papers are distributed in ps.gz format. On Linux, after gunzip, I usually just run ps2pdf on the file, but the result is almost unreadable on Android phones and tablets: ...
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How can I optimize the arara password program?

I have written the following (runable) arara-program, which creates a password-locked pdf with adjustable prohibited access rights: secure.yaml !config # GhostScript-ps2pdf password-security rule ...
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Referring to nested tikz nodes - works with pdflatex but not with latex

I am trying to achieve a box within another box in tikz and then drawing an edge from the inner box to an outer node. I stumbled upon this solution When I compile it using pdflatex, I get the desired ...
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PSTricks Animation and dvips

I want to create animation in Beamer using the animate package. I easily created a basic example following the "all-in-one approach" from this older post but I can not use pdflatex to compile, which ...
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PDF Bookmarks appear correctly but don't link anywhere

I want to use PDF bookmarks with LaTeX->PS->PDF (with MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 8.1 with DviPs and Ghostscript). The bookmarks appear correctly in the PDF, but clicking them does nothing. If I use ...
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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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How to replace AUCTeX's “LaTeX” command with latex->dvips->ps2pdf chain?

What is the proper way of solving this problem with respect to AUCTeX's design - I mean, how to do that in a way that it will still recognize the errors, display log on demand, make "View" command ...
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Is there any compiler-dependent font loadable for pdflatex but not for latex-dvips-ps2pdf?

I want to make sure that I can load the same fonts for each input file either for diagrams and text contents. It is related to my statement below, Even though PSTricks cannot work with pdflatex ...
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Mysterious problem with ps2pdf in texlive 2013

The following code comiled fine in texlive 2012, but gives me an error now: Error: /typecheck in --restore-- Operand stack: --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 502.75 80.6952 ...
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Problem with Texlipse and auto-ps-pdf

I'm using the Eclipse-plugin Texlipse as my preferred LaTeX-editor. But since I'm using auto-pst-pdf for PStricks graphics in pdf-files Texlipse doesn't manage the complete compilation. That works ...
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Removing Author name in ps2pdf

I'm converting EPS to PDF via Ghostscript's ps2pdf.bat in Windows. But the author of PDFs are my system name. I changed my user name from Windows, but when I look at the properties of the PDF, my name ...
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Compiling the latex->dvips->ps2pdf with dvips -Ppdf

The documents I create heavily depend on postscripts (I use pstricks quite a lot). I've had some issues with resolution, and it's been recommended to try using dvips -Ppdf. But recently, I've been ...
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Searching for Euro symbol

I found egreg's answer to the question "eurosym seems to not be working" some time ago and it works perfect if I compile using pdflatex, but if I compile using latex dvips ps2pdf the Euro symbol is ...
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Why does compiling TikZ with latex-dvips-ps2pdf produce a much much bigger PDF than with pdflatex? [duplicate]

The following MWE simulates the problem. Compile it with pdflatex -shell-escape. \documentclass[preview,varwidth,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{common.tex} ...
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How to use “latex -> dvips -> ps2pdf” to get pdf output?

I am using pdflatex to produce a .pdf file. But, it is not working when .eps files are compiled. I have tried it with XeLatex but, it is hanging out sometimes. Now I want to produce a .pdf file using ...
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Highest resolution with ps2pdf following the dvi > dvi2ps > ps2pdf route

I would like to know the highest resolution that I can set in the conversion of a postscript file to its pdf file using ps2pdf. In Ghostscript help pages I see: The default internal resolution for ...
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Why Horizontal Line in LaTex->dvi->ps->pdf is Thicker than LaTex->dvi->pdf? [duplicate]

I try to use this line in both chains of compiling: \rule{6 cm}{0.02 cm} but in LaTex->dvi->ps->pdf is thick even if I make 0.02cm lower while in LaTex->dvi->pdf is a nice slim line which I need. ...
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How do import pdf pages when using latex-dvips-ps2pdf? [duplicate]

I would like to insert some pdf pages from a different file into the one I am working on currently. I understand that I can use the pdfpages package. However, I am using pstricks and therefore have ...
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How can I add something to the page resource dictionary using dvips

I use dvips and ps2pdf and want to add something (Properties) to the page resource dictionary. I know how to add something to the documents catalog: \special{ps: mark {Catalog} << ... what I ...
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ps2pdf produces unreadable text with gnuplot epslatex terminal [closed]

I'm using the gnuplot epslatex terminal to generate LaTeX files which I then convert to .pdf files using latex→dvips→ps2pdf. The .ps file produced by dvips is fine (the first image). However, once I ...
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Plain TeX and different hyperlink styles in dvi and pdf

I use the harvmac macros to write papers with plain TeX, and harvmac loads the hyperbasics file to enable hyperlinks. However I can't figure out why the hyperlinks have a different appearance in the ...
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Using ps2pdf colour and fonts change when TikZ picture added on beamer slide

When compiled with LaTeX + dvi2ps + ps2pdf the pdf output of the below MWE shows a strange behaviour: On the first slide (without TikZ picture) fonts and colours are slightly different from the ones ...
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After a series of nested \includegraphics, some PDF viewers fail to display the image

I'll admit this is a convoluted example, but I like drawing with TikZ and LaTeX and this particular issue has come up for me more than once. The minimal working example takes a few files, but in a ...
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\animategraphics cuts image

My image works perfectly with \includegraphics: \includegraphics[height=1.0\textheight]{../../../movie/frinj_cII/movie20100} but when I include it with \animategrahics ... ...
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How to use latex to include EPS images with spaces in theirs names and paths?

I have EPS image files (with spaces in their names) in a directory ../../Images space bla bla bla/. The following MWE simulates the real scenario in a simplified way. \documentclass{article} ...
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2up pdf with the toc as bookmarks

I left the world of postscript today, but now I wonder how to get a 2up pdf that still has the pdfbookmarks. I found pdfnup but this loses the pdfbookmarks. Is there a way to keep them? Previously I ...
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TikZ with “remember picture” compiled with pdflatex yields different results compared to dvips -> ps2pdf

The following document \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \begin{document} ...
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tikzpictures give huge pdf files when processed via dvips and ps2pdf

I have written a paper that includes a couple of TikZ pictures and submitted it to a (Springer) journal. I was quite shocked when I got the pdf file they produced from my source file, since it was ...
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Missing symbols in figures after compiling the next one [closed]

My problem is as follows. I have many drawings with mathematical symbols. Only after the compilation of the last two there is a problem. On all other mathematical symbols are incorrectly displayed and ...
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Replacing movie15 with media9 in powerdot presentations

Last year, I could make movie15 work in my powerdot presentations, through the dvi2ps ps2pdf route. I re-visited recently and could not get the movies (*.wma) to appear anymore. I spent the better ...
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How to configure ps2pdf in MiKTeX portable?

I'm using MiKTeX portable 2.9 with TexStudio in Windows 7 without administrator permission. When I try to use ps2pdf, I get the following error: "mgs.exe is not recognizable as an internal or ...
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Ps2pdf: checking version on a Windows machine

I use TexLive 2011 and Ghostscript 9.05 on Windows XP. I see that my WinEdt when calling ps2pdf for the ps > pdf conversion is using Ghostscript 9.04 (which I do not have anymore on my machine). ...
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On the fly pdf conversion for inclusion

A while ago I asked how to Include Adobe Illustrator files (ai) with XeTeX. However, the PDF version of the Illustrator files is 1.5 and I compile my XeLateX documents to version 1.4 so the newer ...
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Image quality using PDFLaTeX

I've got some PNG images within my LaTeX document. The quality of the image files is sufficient and the result using LaTeX and viewing the resulting DVI file is quite what I expect - looks good. But ...
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pstricks and beamer - problem maybe with xcolor?

While creating beamer slides in our comporate design (which forced me using own colors) I got the following problem: Having a PS-Tricks image within a frame seems to collide with my own color setted ...
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ps2pdf -dEPSCrop stops short with pstricks \uput

Basically ps2pdf -dEPSCrop doesn't crop to the full extent specified and stops at some mysterious point. I'm trying to trim the white space on the left of the image but -dEPSCrop stops short ...
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Convert from PDF to EPS while keeping/outlining fonts

Situation: I have a PDF file which was generated by using a combination of tikz/pgf and Inkscape. It has all the correctly embedded fonts. It can be downloaded here. For example, using pdffonts ...
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ps2pdf -dEPSCrop input.eps cannot crop input with \pagecolor{<non-white>}

If I set \pagecolor{} to any color other than white, I will get a strange result. rem batch.bat takes a file name without extension. latex -interaction=nonstopmode %1 dvips -E %1 -o %1-temp.eps ...
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Why must we change = to # when working with ps2pdf in Windows?

Which is the correct syntax for -dAutoRotatePages=/None passed to ps2pdf in Windows? ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages=/None input.ps output.pdf or ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages#/None input.ps ...
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What steps are done by XeLaTeX when compiling input files with PSTricks codes, jpeg, png, eps, pdf images?

I am confused why XeLaTeX can produce a pdf output from an input file that contains PSTricks codes, PNG, JPEG, PDF, EPS images. It is the first time I use XeLaTeX and I am really surprised that I can ...
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Which one produces a pdf with the smaller file size? pdflatex or latex-dvips-ps2pdf?

Assume I have a screenshot in png format and make a copy of it in eps format by using ImageMagick. I create two input file, namely ForPNG.tex and ForEPS.tex. ForPNG.tex imports the png image and is ...
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Why must I invoke ghostscript directly to convert PS to PDF?

My computer runs on Windows 7 with MikTeX 2.9 and GhostScript 9.02 installed. I am still confused why do I have to invoke gswin64c.exe rather than ps2pdf.exe to convert ps to pdf? The switches I ...