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dvips is the process that converts `myfile.dvi` to `myfile.ps`

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What is dvilualatex made for? Strange output

I might be asking something stupid, but why does pushing mwe.tex containing \documentclass{article} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} Text \end{document} through dvilualatex mwe && dvips mwe ...
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pdfmanagement-testphase tikz babel and dvips

This code don't work with compilation in dvi->ps->pdf \RequirePackage{pdfmanagement-testphase} % load the package \DocumentMetadata{} % activate the PDF management (with options) \documentclass{...
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using pstricks to typeset a LaTeX document in Visual Studio Code

I would like to start using Visual Code Studio LaTeX files. I am a linguist, and my documents contain many phrase marker trees that are written with macros that rely on pstricks. I therefore need to ...
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Generate eps from tex

Assume the test.tex file for an image is as \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node [draw] {hello world!}; \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} I used the ...
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Standalone creates extra empty page (MWE)

There are many images I want to generate separately and import into my main tex document using \includegraphics. However, using the standalone documentclass generates an extra blank page after the ...
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\usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor}? [duplicate]

I want to use the colours offered by \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} in a beamer but I have an error: Option clash for package xcolor. \usepackage I am using the following packages: \documentclass{...
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Title in included figure replaces the metadata

I would like to edit the title of the final pdf file. Following this post I got the following code, which works perfectly \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \hypersetup{pdftitle={Title I ...
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Literal postscript color using \special move lines in picture environment

When colouring lines in a picture environment with a spot colour, the lines moves with respect to the original picture. To change the rgb colours, to cymk black or the desired pantone, I introduce are ...
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Tikz-generated PS figure appears very small and upside down with \includegraphics

I need to use the PS format for every figure in my document. Under Mac TexShop, I can easily produce Tikz and pgfplots PS figures by selecting Tex + DVI option under Typesetting and tick the "...
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Conflict between Tikz and bookmark packages

I updated the packages in my distribution Latex this week and I lost bookmarks in the pdf : Compilation with Pdflatex work well but compilation with latex+dvips+ps2pdf break bookmarks on the pdf file. ...
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Problem with "shadows" library of Tikz

I just updated Miktex. When I compile a Latex document with the commands : \usepackage {tikz} \usetikzlibrary {shadows} a big black logo appears at the top left of the first page of the DVI file, ...
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Plain Tex error using tikz and dvips

Here is my Plain Tex file (example taken from the manual) \input tikz.tex \baselineskip=12pt \hsize=6.3truein \vsize=8.7truein We are working on \tikzpicture \draw (-1.5,0) -- (1.5,0); \draw (0,...
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Best Way to Convert .tex to .png With Cropping & Conversion Error from PS to PNG using ImageMagick

I am trying to render latex formulas as pngs. I have tried many different methods: first I used the SymPy preview function to give a png, but I was getting errors when working with tikz pictures. Thus,...
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ps2pdf does not preserve dimensions

I am using packages geometry and crop in a .tex file. Then, I convert it to .ps (using dvips) and .pdf (using ps2pdf). The problem is that in the .dvi and .ps files all areas (margins, heights and ...
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How to use spotcolor inside \special for dvi -> ps -> pdf?

I have a bunch of old figures using the picture environment. To compile the figures I have to use the dvi->dvips->ps2pdf toolchain. I need to change the colours in these pictures from rgb model ...
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Why is the output not in landscape as specified in the call of geometry?

Why is this code not producing a landscape pdf page when compiled with LaTeX->dvips->ps2pdf? Checking the resulting ps file shows that it is not in landscape either. \documentclass{article} \...
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Package pdftex.def Error: File `myscript-pics.pdf' not found: using draft setting

I am writing my thesis, and for this, I have downloaded my institute's latex template to work with. I have been getting an error with the compilation since the first ever unedited run of the template ...
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color with pdfLaTeX and auto-pst-pdf

a strange problem in using color in pstricks with auto-pst-pdf, when I use latex +dvips +ps2pdf, the two color name systems (svgnames and dvipsnames) worked well simultaneously, while with pdflatex, ...
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Fira Mono in LaTeX (LaTeX -> dvips -> ps2pdf)

Is this possible to use the font Fira Mono in normal LaTeX, i.e., LaTeX -> dvips -> PS2PDF. I understand it can be used by using XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX, but I need to use it in dvips format. Please ...
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Points of psline are in reverse order in Postscript code

I build an animation (using animateinline of animate-package in a beamer presentation) containing a \psline with 4 points. The points are calculated with "postscript math". I wanted to include the ...
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the tasks package break hyperref links

I'm writting a student book and i use the tasks package. Compilation with Pdflatex work well but compilation with latex+dvips+ps2pdf break links beetween the table of contents and sections ...
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Graphic output using auto-pst-pdf differs from dvips-ps2pdf

I want to insert some eps-files with a gray frame to represent the original page margin inside my document. When compiling a document with latex-dvips-ps2pdf I get the desired output with no ...
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dvipdfmx and dvips do not expand fonts properly with lualatex in DVI mode

dvilualatex with microtype is supposed to support expansion, even in DVI mode. And indeed it seems to work when producing the DVI file. But then the generated file does not actually include expanded ...
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Latex Section/subsection titles to long for table of content {Latex->PS->PDF

I got a problem with my current document. Some of the Section titles are fairly long and the linebreak won't work in the table of contents. For some reason it works when I compile it with texstudio. (...
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colored box hyperref error for latex->dvips->ps2pdf in tex live 2019

I am using tex live 2019, and I have a problem with hyperref. The error does not happen when I use PDFLaTeX as shown in the first image. However, when I use latex->dvips->ps2pdf, all citations and ...
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How to disable 'psfile' processing in dvips?

Is it possible to disable figure processing while generating ps-file from dvi-file? That is, how to do that dvips will produce the same output when figure file exists as when figure file does not ...
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How to configure LaTeX in Visual Studio Code to compile PSTricks or dvips?

I would like to know how I should configure or what I should install to be able to compile graphics with PSTricks, for example in an editor such as TeXMaker, simply compile in the form latex + dvips + ...
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How to take out all links from a pdf, but keep their color?

I need to change my long physics book pdf file for printing. (The downloadable pdf with clickable links and embedded films will remain available and free.) The printer asked to take out all links from ...
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Is it possible to use encoding for bitmap fonts in dvips?

In the process of creation of .ps file, dvips reads ".nnnpk" fonts. Those fonts cannot carry encoding information (in contrast to Type3 or Type1 fonts). But in .map files encoding information can be ...
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How to use latin modern fonts in dvips?

Consider the following example: \font\tenrm=rm-lmr10 \tenrm a \end Run tex on it, and then dvips: dvips: Font rm-lmr10 not found; using cmr10 dvips: Checksum mismatch in font rm-lmr10 As far as I ...
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Problem with aysmptote. DVIPS cannot find the header file

This problem seems to be basically a dvips problem, but I am facing it when I try to use truetype fonts in asymptote. The following is the asymptote file with tex preamble commands that enable me to ...
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How to extract pages when ranges repeat

I'm working on a book in which page numbers (\count0) repeat. I have 24 pages of front matter numbered in roman numerals, about 800 pages of main text, and then another 400 pages of "Supplement" which ...
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ps2pdf is not working anymore - Macport upgrade on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5

After an upgrading following a break dependency on my MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5, the command "ps2pdf" doesn't work anymore. I use it with latex to convert a ghostscript file .ps, generated from latex ...
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Breaklinks for reference citation are not working in hypdvips

There are reference citation entries that span more than one line. Since I compile with LaTeX -> PS -> PDF, the links created by hyperref are not correctly displayed in the output file (pdf). To fix ...
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convert ancient dvi file that uses special fonts to pdf?

I have a dvi file from 1989 that uses special fonts. The dvi file was created from LaTeX. I saved all of the LaTeX source, all of the .tfm files, all of the .pk files, all of the .pxl files, and all ...
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How to disable `mktexpk` in `dvips`?

Consider this ex-14-5.mf: mode:=ljfour; % 600dpi for dvips (you must run "gftopk") mode_setup; beginchar("e",10pt#,7.5pt#,2.5pt#); pickup pencircle scaled (.4pt+blacker); draw fullcircle scaled .2w ...
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Wrong slide size with beamer, pstricks and Texlive [closed]

This is a followup of my question here and uses the same setup. MWE (test.tex): \documentclass[dvips]{beamer} \usepackage{pstricks} \psset{unit=1mm} \begin{document} \begin{frame}\frametitle{Test}...
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dvips not thread-safe

Running dvips -z produces two temporary files head.tmp and body.tmp. So when I run dvips on different files concurrently in the same dir, sometimes the different head.tmp or body.tmp "overlap" (AFAICT)...
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MikTeX/DVIPS fails to install a font

I'm trying to compile a file using dvips. I use MikTex 2.9 on Windows 10. However, MikTeX fails to install the font I use: @antquabr7t. (See error output below.) Alternatively, I try to include a ...
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eforms using a LaTeX (custom) font for text fields \textFont

I'm unable to use a LaTeX font (e.g., Augie) for text fields in a PDF form generated with eforms. I'm using MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 10. Acrobat Reader is choosing another font to display in its place (...
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Adding a .pdf-file using LaTeX not PDFLatex

I want to add a multipage pdf file to my latex document. However, due to some packages that uses eps files I can not use PDFLatex. Instead I use Latex >> ps2pdf. \includepdf does not work under these ...
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go to source is not working with dvi-ps-pdf-chain in texstudio 2.10.8

I am using eps figures and and I want to put them into my latex file. everything is working with choosing dvi-ps-pdf-chain except "go to source". when I use this "go to source" is disappeared. It is ...
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How to avoid getting scaled down, translated and rotated?

The nested input file is used to create an EPS file named input.eps. It is generated on the fly via \immediate\write18. It just renders some blue concentric circles bounded in a square of side of 6cm. ...
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Is it possible to improve legibility of an old (La)TeX document with problematic fonts?

(Edit: Somehow an addition I made to this question got lost before I pressed the bounty button. Apologies to whoever already answered partially.) I occasionally come across old(ish) papers written in ...
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How do I make the arrows on qtrees and imported images compatible with the same compiler?

The problem is that the images I have imported in the document will not compile ('no bounding box' error message comes out next to the image command) when I make the arrows on qtree by using [tree-...
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Miktex 2.9 trying to install dvips after update (win 7)

after updating my miktex 2.9 distribution it is not compiling correctly my old files, but giving me the error Prozess gestartet: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "Lebenslauf"...
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Converting images created from \special,\put,\makebox commands into pdf using standalone

This question is related to an older question of mine: Non-PDF special ignored! Figures created using \special command. In this question, user Ulrike Fischer suggests solving my problem by creating ...
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Output difference between MacTeX 2015 and 2017 with powerdot class

I upgraded MacTeX on my laptop from the 2015 distribution to the basic 2017 distribution. After installing the required packages, I tried to compile one of my slide decks which use the powerdot class, ...
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Unable to generate PDF using hyperref along with babel[arabic]

I am unable to generate PDF when using hyperref & bookmark package alongwith \usepackage[arabic,english]{babel}. If I remove the packages hyperref & bookmark, then PDF generated successfully. ...
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Line breaking with adjustment but no hyphenation

I have the following situation: very long function names that are put into text with a macro \fun{this-is-a-very-long-fuction-name}. This macro includes indexing, but then finally puts the function ...
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