I have started using the HA-Prosper packages with a very simple code, but I get an error, here is the code:

\title{Internet Traffic}



While this a fairly simple code to just create the title, I am getting this sticky error:

! Package hyperref Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option `ps2pdf',
(hyperref)                because pdfTeX or LuaTeX is running in PDF mode.

See the hyperref package documentation for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.

l.4198 \ProcessKeyvalOptions{Hyp}

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The error is produced because you are running your code using pdflatex and you can't use pdflatex directly with the prosper document class; you can use latex to run your document and produce a .dvi file and then turn this into .ps format to finally convert it into .pdf format. Your editor most probably has ways to automate this process.

However, since prosper and HA-prosper are outdated, I would suggest you to use another document class for your presentations: beamer or powerdot.

  • thanks alot for your help however I am using Miktek v 2.9 ! its not compatible with prosper either ?
    – shahb
    Nov 26, 2012 at 0:16
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    @shahb it's not really a problem of compatibility with your LaTeX distribution (MiKTeX); the problem is that with prosper you cannot compile directly with pdflatex but you have to follow the route I indicated in my answer (latex->dvi->ps->pdf). The most important thing is that prosper is outdated; currently there are better document classes; beamer or powerdot. Nov 26, 2012 at 0:22
  • @ Gonzalo Medina thanks a lot .. I really appreciate it ..and gonna start using Beamer.. by the way I am curious how to produce the dvi file ?
    – shahb
    Nov 26, 2012 at 0:26
  • @shahb as I said in my answer, use latex to compile your document. Which editor do you use? (TeXworks, TeXnicCenter...?) Nov 26, 2012 at 0:57

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