I know several questions have been asked, and answered, on this site about auto-pst-pdf not working, but none of them seems to solve my situation with this package. I am reluctant to use XeLaTeX for typeface-related reasons, which is why I'd like to stick with pdfLaTeX for compilation.

I have Perl, I have pdfcrop, and I'm running pdfLaTeX with -shell-escape. The .log file doesn't seem to tell of any errors except for the well-known:

Package auto-pst-pdf Warning: 
    Creation of Affinity-pics.pdf failed.
This warning occured on input line 124.

Package auto-pst-pdf Warning: 
Could not create Affinity-pics.pdf. Auxiliary files not deleted.
This warning occured on input line 124.

I'm using a just updated MikTeX 2.9 install on Windows 10 and my MWE is as follows:



%% I've tried with all the four possibilities regarding 
%% commented and uncommented lines below




Any suggestions on how to fix this, or about what to fix, would be welcome.

I've appended the output of \listfiles as per cfr's suggestion.

     *File List*
 article.cls    2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
  size11.clo    2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
   ifpdf.sty    2016/05/14 v3.1 Provides the ifpdf switch
auto-pst-pdf.sty    2009/04/26 v0.6 Wrapper for pst-pdf
 xkeyval.sty    2014/12/03 v2.7a package option processing (HA)
 xkeyval.tex    2014/12/03 v2.7a key=value parser (HA)
ifplatform.sty    2010/10/22 v0.4 Testing for the operating system
pdftexcmds.sty    2016/05/21 v0.22 Utility functions of pdfTeX for LuaTeX (HO)
infwarerr.sty    2016/05/16 v1.4 Providing info/warning/error messages (HO)
ifluatex.sty    2016/05/16 v1.4 Provides the ifluatex switch (HO)
 ltxcmds.sty    2016/05/16 v1.23 LaTeX kernel commands for general use (HO)
catchfile.sty    2016/05/16 v1.7 Catch the contents of a file (HO)
etexcmds.sty    2016/05/16 v1.6 Avoid name clashes with e-TeX commands (HO)
 pst-pdf.sty    2016/07/11 v1.2a PS graphics for pdfLaTeX (RN,HjG)
 ifxetex.sty    2010/09/12 v0.6 Provides ifxetex conditional
  ifvtex.sty    2016/05/16 v1.6 Detect VTeX and its facilities (HO)
luatex85.sty    2016/06/15 v1.4 pdftex aliases for luatex
graphicx.sty    2014/10/28 v1.0g Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
graphics.sty    2016/07/10 v1.0t Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
    trig.sty    2016/01/03 v1.10 sin cos tan (DPC)
graphics.cfg    2016/06/04 v1.11 sample graphics configuration
  pdftex.def    2016/07/10 v0.06j Graphics/color for pdfTeX
pstricks.sty    2015/11/14 v0.62 LaTeX wrapper for `PSTricks' (RN,HV)
  xcolor.sty    2007/01/21 v2.11 LaTeX color extensions (UK)
   color.cfg    2016/01/02 v1.6 sample color configuration
pstricks.tex    2016/06/09 v2.68 `PSTricks' (tvz,hv)
pst-xkey.tex    2005/11/25 v1.6 PSTricks specialization of xkeyval (HA)
  pst-fp.tex    2016/06/09 v2.68 `PST-fp' (hv)
 preview.sty    2010/02/14 11.89 (AUCTeX/preview-latex)
   dvips.def    2016/07/10 v3.1a Driver-dependent file (DPC,SPQR)
 environ.sty    2014/05/04 v0.3 A new way to define environments
trimspaces.sty    2009/09/17 v1.1 Trim spaces around a token list
  • Your code works fine for me. Perhaps you should add \listfiles and post the output here? I'm using TeX Live, so perhaps there's a version difference. Have you updated MikTeX as both admin and as user? – cfr Aug 24 '16 at 0:55
  • It works fine for me too. However note `auto-pst-pdf should be loaded after pstricks. – Bernard Aug 24 '16 at 1:00
  • 1
    with an up-to-date MiKTeX 2.9 and \usepackage[crop=off]{auto-pst-pdf} (I have no Perl installed) I have no problem withyour example. – user2478 Aug 24 '16 at 7:35
  • 1
    @cfr: I do use MiKTeX (up-to-date), and I have the same version of pst-pdf as you. – Bernard Aug 24 '16 at 8:44
  • 1
    random guess: are you putting your auxillary files into another directory somehow? – cmhughes Aug 24 '16 at 9:16

This comment was useful to me:

with an up-to-date MiKTeX 2.9 and \usepackage[crop=off]{auto-pst-pdf} (I have no Perl installed) I have no problem withyour example. – Herbert Aug 24 '16 at 7:35

Here is the code I included in my preamble.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.