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Have the following header for a poster

\documentclass[portrait,a0b,final]{a0poster}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{epsfig}
\usepackage{multicol}
\usepackage{pstricks,pst-grad}

\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amsopn}
\usepackage{amsbsy}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\hypersetup{
        colorlinks={true},
        filecolor={0.19,0.27,0.69},
        urlcolor={blue},
        linkcolor={red},
        citecolor={black},
        }


   %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\setlength{\columnsep}{1cm}%3
\setlength{\columnseprule}{2mm}
\setlength{\parindent}{0.0cm}
\addtolength{\textwidth}{2cm}
\addtolength{\textheight}{5cm}
\addtolength{\hoffset}{-1.25cm}
%\addtolength{\voffset}{-1.0cm}
\newcommand\email[1]{{\tt\href{mailto:#1}{#1}}}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%%%               Background                     %%%
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\newcommand{\background}[3]{
\newrgbcolor{cgradbegin}{#1}
\newrgbcolor{cgradend}{#2}
\psframe[fillstyle=gradient,gradend=cgradend,
gradbegin=cgradbegin,gradmidpoint=#3](-3.,10)(1.2\textwidth,-1.1\textheight)
}



 %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
 %%%                Poster                        %%%
 %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\newenvironment{poster}{
\begin{center}
\begin{minipage}[t]{1\textwidth}
 }{
 \end{minipage} 
  \end{center}
 }



%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%%%                pcolumn                       %%%
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\newenvironment{pcolumn}[1]{
 \begin{minipage}[t]{#1\textwidth}
 \begin{center}
  }{
  \end{center}
  \end{minipage}
 }



  %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
   %%%                pbox                          %%%
   %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\newrgbcolor{lcolor}{0. 0. 0.80}
\newrgbcolor{gcolor1}{1. 1. 1.}
\newrgbcolor{gcolor2}{.80 .80 1.}

\newcommand{\pbox}[4]{
\psshadowbox[#3]{
\begin{minipage}[t][#2][t]{#1}
#4
 \end{minipage}
 }}


  \begin{document}

 \background{0.3 0.4 0.7}{0.3 0.7 0.3}{0.3}
%{0.2 0.3 0.8}{0.1 0.6 0.2}{0.3} - 3
%{0.3 0.4 0.7}{0.3 0.7 0.3}{0.3} - 2
%{0.3 0.7 0.3}{0.3 0.7 0.9}{0.3} - 1
%{0.2 0.7 0.9}{0.3 0.7 0.3}{0.5}
%\vspace*{2cm}


\newrgbcolor{lightblue}{0. 0. 0.80}
\newrgbcolor{white}{1. 1. 1.}
\newrgbcolor{whiteblue}{.80 .80 1.}


\begin{poster}



\begin{center}
 \begin{pcolumn}{0.98}
  \pbox{0.965\textwidth}{}{linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.3,linecolor=lightblue,
   fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,gradend=whiteblue,
   gradmidpoint=1.0,framesep=1em}
  {
     \begin{minipage}[c][9.5cm][c]{0.78\textwidth}
     \begin{center}
      {\sc \Huge Title}\\[3mm]
      {\sc \Huge More Title }\\[4mm]
      {\Large \textbf{Author}}\\[6.5mm]
        \textit{$^1$ Filliation }\\[4mm]
    \end{center}
   \end{minipage}

  }
  \end{pcolumn}
  \end{center}



\begin{center}
\begin{pcolumn}{0.32}
   \pbox{0.9\textwidth}{40.25cm}                                                     {linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.1,linecolor=lightblue,
  fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,gradend=white,
  gradmidpoint=1.0,framesep=1em}
{

  \begin{center}
    \pbox{0.8\textwidth}    {}{shadow=true,shadowsize=1mm,linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.5,
      linecolor=lightblue,fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,
      gradend=whiteblue,gradmidpoint=1.0,framesep=1em}
    {
      \begin{center}
        \bf{Motivation}
      \end{center}
    }
  \end{center}
  \vspace{1.25cm}
  % 
  Text here. Use Maldacena conjecture \cite{Maldacena98}.
  % 

  % 
  blabla
  % 
}

\vspace*{1cm}

\pbox{0.9\textwidth}{53.75cm}      {linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.1,linecolor=lightblue,
     fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,gradend=white,gradmidpoint=1.0,
  framesep=1em}
{



    % \vspace{2cm}
    \begin{center}
      \pbox{0.8   \textwidth}                                                               {}{shadow=true,shadowsize=1mm,linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.5,
      linecolor=lightblue,fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,
      gradend=whiteblue,gradmidpoint=1.0,framesep=1em}
    {
      \begin{center}
        \bf{The Model}
      \end{center}
    }
  \end{center}
  \vspace{1.25cm}

  equation
  % 
  \begin{equation}
    \label{Intro:N=4metric}
    a = b
  \end{equation}
  % 
  The relations between the parameters are illustrated below.
  % 

  % 
  }
  \end{pcolumn}

 \begin{pcolumn}{0.32}

\pbox{0.9\textwidth}{48.25cm}{linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.1,linecolor=lightblue,
fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,gradend=white,
gradmidpoint=1.0,framesep=1em}
  {
     % \vspace{2cm}
     \begin{center}\pbox{0.8\textwidth}{}{shadow=true,shadowsize=1mm,linewidth=2mm,
    framearc=0.5,linecolor=lightblue,fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,
     gradbegin=white,gradend=whiteblue,gradmidpoint=1.0,framesep=1em}
  {\begin{center}
      \bf{Distance Function and String Configuration}
    \end{center}
  }
  \end{center}
  \vspace{1.25cm}

  }

\vspace*{1cm}


 \pbox{0.9\textwidth}{45.75cm}{linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.1,linecolor=lightblue,
 fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,gradend=white,gradmidpoint=1.0,
framesep=1em}
    {
     % \vspace{2cm}
   \begin{center}\pbox{0.8\textwidth}   {}{shadow=true,shadowsize=1mm,linewidth=2mm,
    framearc=0.5,linecolor=lightblue,fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,
    gradbegin=white,gradend=whiteblue,gradmidpoint=1.0,framesep=1em}
  {\begin{center}\bf{Screening Distance}\end{center}}\end{center}                \vspace{1.25cm}


  }

    \end{pcolumn}

  \begin{pcolumn}{0.32}


   \pbox{0.9\textwidth}{51.25cm}  {linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.1,linecolor=lightblue,
  fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,gradend=white,gradmidpoint=1.0,
framesep=1em}
     {
  \begin{center}
   \pbox{0.8\textwidth}  {}{shadow=true,shadowsize=1mm,linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.5,
    linecolor=lightblue,fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,
      gradend=whiteblue,gradmidpoint=1.0,framesep=1em}
    {
      \begin{center}
       \bf{Phase Structure of the Model}
     \end{center}
   }
  \end{center}
  \vspace{1.25cm}

   yet more text
   }


    \vspace*{1cm}


   \pbox{0.9\textwidth}{17.5cm}  {linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.1,linecolor=lightblue,
  fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,gradend=white,gradmidpoint=1.0,
framesep=1em}
    {
      % \vspace{2cm}
   \begin{center}
    \pbox{0.8\textwidth}   {}{shadow=true,shadowsize=1mm,linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.5,
    linecolor=lightblue,fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,
    gradend=whiteblue,gradmidpoint=1.0,framesep=1em}
   {
    \begin{center}
      \bf{Outlook}
    \end{center}
   }
   \end{center}
   \vspace{1.25cm}

    Do stuff in the future:

   \begin{itemize}
  \item Do stuff
  \item Do even more exciting stuff
   \end{itemize}
 %
 %
 }


 \vspace*{1cm}
% 
 \pbox{0.9\textwidth}{22cm}{linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.1,linecolor=lightblue,
    fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,gradend=white,gradmidpoint=1.0,
framesep=1em}
 {



  \begin{center}
  \pbox{0.8\textwidth}{}{shadow=true,shadowsize=1mm,linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.5,
    linecolor=lightblue,fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,
    gradend=whiteblue,gradmidpoint=1.0,framesep=1em}
  {
    \begin{center}
      \bf{References}
    \end{center}
  }
\end{center}
\vspace{-1.75cm}

  \renewcommand{\refname}{}
   \renewcommand{\refname}{\begin{center}\pbox{0.73\textwidth}{}{shadow=true,shadowsize=1mm,linewidth=2mm,framearc=0.5,linecolor=lightblue,fillstyle=gradient,gradangle=0,gradbegin=white,gradend=whiteblue,gradmidpoint=1.0,framesep=1em}{\begin{center}\normalsize{\bf References}\end{center}}\end{center}}

\begin{thebibliography}{99} 
  % \pagestyle{empty}


 \bibitem {Maldacena98}
 J.~M.~Maldacena, Adv.\ Theor.\ Math.\ Phys.\  {\bf 2} (1998) 231,    Int.\\
J.\ Theor.\ Phys.\  {\bf 38} (1999) 1113 [arXiv:hep-th/9711200] 

 \end{thebibliography}

 }
\end{pcolumn}
\end{center}
\end{poster}
\end{document}

The idea is to make a background for the poster that fill all of it. But I have the following result

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Even you can't see (by the background of the page), there is a white space (an horizontal space in whole the page). I tried to change with the posistion of \psframe but it doesn't work. I want to have all the background filled. I appreciate your help

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  • Can you please make your code compilable, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}? Commented Jul 2, 2013 at 15:40
  • Done!. I put the whole code Commented Jul 2, 2013 at 16:06
  • are you running xelatex?
    – user2478
    Commented Jul 2, 2013 at 19:12

1 Answer 1

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use it this way for the background:

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%%%               Background                     %%%
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\newcommand{\background}[3]{\leavevmode%
  \newrgbcolor{cgradbegin}{#1}%
  \newrgbcolor{cgradend}{#2}%
  \psframe[fillstyle=gradient,gradend=cgradend,
  gradbegin=cgradbegin,gradmidpoint=#3]
  (-1in,3.5in)(\paperwidth,-\paperheight)}

 %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
 %%%                Poster                        %%%
 %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\newenvironment{poster}
 {\noindent
  \begin{minipage}[t]{1\textwidth}}
 {\end{minipage}}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%%%                pcolumn                       %%%
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\newenvironment{pcolumn}[1]{%
 \begin{minipage}[t]{#1\textwidth}
 \begin{center}%
  }{%
  \end{center}%
  \end{minipage}%
 }

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%%%                pbox                          %%%
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\newrgbcolor{lcolor}{0. 0. 0.80}
\newrgbcolor{gcolor1}{1. 1. 1.}
\newrgbcolor{gcolor2}{.80 .80 1.}

\newcommand{\pbox}[4]{%
  \psshadowbox[#3]{%
   \begin{minipage}[t][#2][t]{#1}#4\end{minipage}}}

\begin{document}
[...]

I also deleted some spurious spaces.

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  • Still the same problem..I compile with xelatex. Now I realize the problem is compiling with xelatex, and not with Latex, and then converting from dvi to pdf. Now the problem is to convert some transparents PNG figures to transparent eps. Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 8:34
  • eps doesn't know transparency. There is no need for using a0poster.cls. You can use a simple article.cls and set the paper size with package geometry. Then you can use xelatex.
    – user2478
    Commented Jul 3, 2013 at 8:40

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