When using \rputwith the rotation parameter it seems to rotate my whole document if the rotated text is longer then the non-rotated text.

See this minimal example:


    % Koordinaten Unten

    % Koordinaten Seite
    %\rput{90}(0.25,5.5){\textbf{VText3}} % This does the right thing
    \rput{90}(0.25,5.5){\textbf{VText3 Rotate}} % This leads to rotation

So if the short text (VText3) is printed, the document has the right rotation. If the long text (VText3 Rotate) is printed, the document rotates.

Is there a way to shut this down?

  • You can also invoke GhostScript directly: gswin64c -dAutoRotatePages=/None -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -o outputfile.pdf inputfile.ps and no need to change = to # for this direct method. If you use GhostScript 32 bit then replace gswin64c with gswin32c. Aug 15, 2012 at 5:54
  • that ignores the compatibility setting in ps2pdf
    – user2478
    Aug 15, 2012 at 8:40

1 Answer 1


it is a problem with GhostScript which is too clever here and thought that it should rotate the page. Use

ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages=/None <file.ps>

or for Windows:

ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages#/None <file.ps>

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