I'm writing this piece of code, which will be an image to incorporate in a paper, and I would like to crop it along the edges of the frame I have drawn. I know the frame is almost the size of the page and so, apparently, there would be no need for any cropping, but this is only a test. I read about the standalone class, which was supposed to solve this problem for me but I don't know what is going on. Could you lend me a helping hand here?

Thank you very much.



\psgrid[griddots=10,gridlabels=10pt, subgriddiv=0, gridcolor=black!20](1,2)(0,0)(19.5,26)



  • Please use the {} code button to format code blocks rather than the quotation button. Alternatively, ctrl+k. The result should be that each line is indented by 4 spaces and there is no > (unless it is part of your code, of course). – cfr Apr 16 '16 at 0:32
  • What's the problem exactly? What do you mean that you don't know what is going on? What happens? Do you get an error? If so, what error exactly? – cfr Apr 16 '16 at 0:34
  • The problem is that the image is not cropped when I use the standalone class. – Gabu Apr 16 '16 at 0:55



Then it uses the dimensions of the pspicture Environment for cropping


Is this what you want? The starred version of the pspicture environment crops what it contains to its dimensions:




\psgrid[griddots=10,gridlabels=10pt, subgriddiv=0, gridcolor=black!20](1,2)(0,0)(19.5,26)




enter image description here

  • Something along these lines, yes. :) – Gabu Apr 16 '16 at 1:51
  • What I don't get is why the dimensions of the grid are so different from those of the pspicture environment. – Bernard Apr 16 '16 at 1:56
  • I copied your code and run it. It does not work for me. – Gabu Apr 16 '16 at 4:53
  • @Gabu: I suppose you've compiled with pdflatex. The auto-pst-pdf package is done for that (pdflatex can't manage postscript code by itself). You have to launch pdf latex with the --enable-write18 switch if you're under MiKTeX, or -shell-escape (TeX Live, MacTeX). Alternative way: compile with xelatex. – Bernard Apr 16 '16 at 9:51

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