Could someone explain me how to generate a PS file from a TeX file. I have included some graphics in my TeX file. I used graphicx package.

I am using TeXLive

Thank you.

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Unless I misunderstood the question, I think something along the following lines should give you a PS file:

latex sample2e.tex
dvips sample2e.dvi

(The sample2e.tex was slightly modified by adding \usepackage{graphicx} in the preamble, and inserting a sample image with \includegraphics at the end.)

This uses dvips about which there is extensive documentation. Should you want a PDF, you can just complete the above steps with ps2pdf.

  • And the file needs to be in ps or eps format right? thank you
    – Niroshan
    Jan 10, 2011 at 18:43
  • @Niroshan Yep, because of bounding box; eps is generally fine (IMO).
    – chl
    Jan 10, 2011 at 18:47
  • (For very new latex users) word "file" in my previous comment - I am referring to the image file
    – Niroshan
    Jan 11, 2011 at 10:10

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