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Questions tagged [ghostscript]

{ghostscript} concerns the Ghostscript PDF and Postscript interpreter and renderer.

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\includepdf command disappear the pdf's transparency information?

I have a pdf which has some transparent graphics and words. Like this:(of course it had more words ) then I use \includepdf command to insert this to a latex project . \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{...
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MacTex 2019 graphics doesn't render properly [closed]

I just upgraded MacTex from 2018 to 2019 using HomeBrew, the graphics didn't render well(very blur compared with the earlier version, guess it is about some changes on the default graphics resolution ...
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Conflict error when using \pstMarkAngle with XeLaTeX

I’m trying to produce a pspicture with marked angles, so I’m using the pstricks extention pst-eucl. Here is a minimal example: (I’m using MikTeX 9.25 together with TeXmaker on Windows 7) \...
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Duplicate fonts in pdf when using lilypond-book

When using lilypond-book it’ll create separate eps/pdf files for each score embedded in the latex sources. Each one embeds a (possibly different) subsetting of the respective music fonts. The end ...
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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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Avoiding overprinted outlines with pdfrender when converted by Ghostscript

In my document the pdfrender package is used to give some text with a special font a bold outline. Then the resulting file is converted into a PNG (for the website) as well as a PDF with all ...
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Incompatibility between pgfplots and xcolor since last MiKTeX update [duplicate]

Please consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \PassOptionsToPackage{prologue,usenames,dvipsnames,svgnames,table}{xcolor} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{...
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TikZ node text color not working with latest MiKTeX release [duplicate]

Please consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \PassOptionsToPackage{usenames,dvipsnames,svgnames,table}{xcolor} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \par Text before ...
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Ghostscript breaks the hyperlinks of my PDF [duplicate]

When I use Ghostscript on a PDF it breaks the PDF's hyperlinks. Why, and how can I retain hyperlink functionality after doing so? I have made a PDF named link.pdf with the text Hello World where ...
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Problems after installing Ubuntu 18.04 and EPS

After installing Ubuntu v. 18.04, I suppose that ghostscript does not work proper. It cannot convert eps-files to pdf. I suppose that the TeX-command epstopdf make use of it. Is that true? What ...
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Set the print flag on links with hyperref to preserve them with Ghostscript >= 9.25

To reduce the size of a PDF produced with pdflatex I usually run this command: $ gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite \ -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 \ -dPDFSETTINGS=/printer \ -dEmbedAllFonts=...
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pgf's and pstricks's opacity is not working

I've recently upgraded (on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) TexLive 2016 to 2017. The problem that came up is that the opacity of tikz (pgf) and of pstricks pictures is not working in .ps and .pdf files after ...
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Latex: Ghostscript call for EPS to PDF conversion failing

I am using eps graph for my work. Latex version is TeXstudio 2.12.10, Miktex 2.9. Code to include graph \begin{subfigure}{.48\textwidth} \includegraphics*[width=\linewidth,keepaspectratio=false]{...
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White tikz pictures in IguanaTex

I'm trying to use IguanaTex to include some TikZ pictures in a presentation, but I'm finding that if I'm drawing in white (or even a colour really close to white), the picture won't show. So \...
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How to convert pgfplots to high quality PNG file with Ghostscript?

Note: This is not a duplicate of How to save a figure produced by tikz save/export as JPG/PNG file. This question deals with Ghostscript and quality concerns. The other question does not deal with ...
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How to flatten or postprocess a Latex generated PDF to crop image outside of viewport? [closed]

I have a large PDF document that includes lot of complex figures. To build these figures I used the viewport feature of the \includeGraphics command from Graphics package extensively. I am aware that ...
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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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auto-pst-pdf : Error: /undefined in pst@angleunit, MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.19: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

I'm using the package auto-pst-pdf and the package pst-labo. Everthing goes well with latex->dvips->ps2pdf but I got an error when i want to use it with pdflatex with -shell-escape \...
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Can not generate Preview by AUCTeX

I try to generate preview by AUCTeX (on Emacs GUI), but it displays I click on the red sign, choose View error and get /usr/bin/rungs -dOutputFile\=\(_region_.prv/tmp5971SJc/pr1-5.png\) -q -...
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Sidewaysfigure changing pixel aspect ratio

I'm using sidewaysfigure to insert a landscape-oriented full-page map into a 2-column, 8.5x11in pdflatex document. The original image (jpeg, submitted by author with no way to get a proper image ...
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Pdfcrop: Cannot call ghostscript `mgs' in Command Prompt

On Windows 10, I am attempting to call pdfcrop a.pdf from the command prompt, but I get the following error: !!! Error: Cannot call ghostscript `mgs.exe' (No such file or directory/The system cannot ...
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LaTeXiT: increase resolution

I'm using LaTeXiT to embed equations in my Evernote notebook. The complete package that I have includes LaTeXiT, BasicTex and GhostScript, and I configured it to produce PNG bitmap images, as ...
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Dangling symlinks in MacTeX 2017 ghostscript install

There’s a strange (semi-?) bug in my installation of MacTeX-2017: there are a whole bunch of incorrectly symlinked fonts in the following directories: /usr/local/share/ghostscript/9.21/Resource/...
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error: PDF2DSC sentinel: Wrong type argument: arrayp, nil

I am trying to get AUCTeX on Emacs to preview formulas but it doesn't seem to work and when I click preview, it produces the following error: PDF2DSC sentinel: Wrong type argument: arrayp, nil I ...
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U+2234 not set up for use with LaTeX

I am using Doxygen to document my C code project. My C source files are saved with UTF-8 encoding. Within some of the files I have mathematical symbols, such as this line: ∴ ∀ FOO ∈ ℕ ≤ BAR The ...
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ps2pdf not working in TextStudio

System information: Windows XP Professiona (Service Pack 3), 32 bit TexStudio 2.11.2 MikTex 2.9 GPL Ghostscript 9.20 (32 bit) I have configure TexStudio's "Build & View" to DVI>PS>PDF Chain....
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Avoiding transparency [closed]

While trying to create a plot with pgfplots, I noticed that the output created by ghostscript with gs -o main_opt.pdf -sDEVICE=pdfwrite main.pdf to optimize the PDF (size is reduced to ~50%) is ...
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Putting LaTeX Equations in MS Word

I want to put LaTeX equations in MS Word 2010. @Werner suggested IguanaTeX to convert it in PowerPoint then paste it into Word. I downloaded and installed the plug-in, but I keep getting this error ...
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EPS to PDF error using AucTeX

After updating TeX Live Utility (version 1.26) and some of the Emacs packages, my EPS to PDF conversion does not work any more when I do the following: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{pgfpages} \...
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Lyx, Error Converting to Loadable Format for PDFs

I'm using Lyx 2.2 on windows 10 and ghostscript 9.19. When I have pdfs images embedded in my document they don't display in the Lyx window (they appear in the final PDF however). Where the images ...
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embed fonts into eps figure with ghostscript

I have a figure (EPS format), that I include in a large tex file. I would like to embed the fonts into the eps figure before including it. How can I do this with ghostcript on windows?
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Preview-Ghostscript replaces equations with triangles in Emacs in LaTeX mode

I am using auctex in Emacs, and upon running Preview->Buffer (C-c C-p C-b), what happens is: Triangles with red borders and white interiors replace every math formula A white and empty Ghostscript ...
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error while drawing a pspicture in latex

I get the following error while trying to draw a pspicture in LaTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.15: **** Could not open temporary file '' What I write inside the compiler is \documentclass{article} \...
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How to use Ghostscript on Debian to view a PS file?

I am learning to use LaTeX from lshort.pdf. I am using a Debian 8.3 system with texlive package installed. I am using the Xfce Desktop Environment. X is nalso running. $ ps -ef | grep -E "X|xfce4-...
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Pdftex.def Error, Cannot open Ghostscript for piped input: gs

I can compile my latex document from mac terminal using pdflatex mydocument.tex However, Texshop fails to compile my file. More precisely, Texshop cannot convert .eps files to pdffile. The minimal ...
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Gnuplottex and Texshop — Cannot open Ghostscript for piped input! [closed]

I'm trying to compile the following file using latex and the gnuplottex package. For some reason I'm getting this error, even though I have already enabled shell escape and /usr/local/bin/gnuplot is ...
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Dvi-ps-pdf Unrecoverable error, exit code 1 (/stackunderflow in --begin--)

I'm trying to compile a tex file via tex-dvi-ps-pdf, in a MacOS X. I've seen: Ghostscript 8.57: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1 auto-pst-pdf throws 'MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.05: Unrecoverable ...
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Local hyperlinks broken after PDF processing with Ghostscript

I usually compress my tex PDFs with ghostscript: pdflatex -shell-escape file.tex gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite \ -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 \ -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress \ -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -...
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Export PDF for two printer - one PDF with just the pictures, the other one with the text

Do you know a possibility how to export a PDF, that has just blank space where the graphics should be? (And the other way round) Why do I need this? I have a black and white laser printer and an ...
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No PDF output after updating Ghostscript to version 9.16 [closed]

I use TeXnicCenter 2.02 64bit, MikTeX 2.9 64bit and I produce pdf files with gswin64c.exe. My command line in TeXnicCenter is -sPAPERSIZE=a4 -dSAFER -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile="%...
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Using Ghostscript to compress pdf with 3D content

I have used Ghostscript to compress the pdf output of some large files as it seems to do a better job of getting rid of duplicate font information than Adobe Acrobat (which sometimes loses certain ...
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No visible images in PDF: MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.05: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

Recently, I was forced to reinstall my MikTeX distribution. Now, in documents that compile without an actual tex error, there are missing graphics that I have included as eps-files. The following ...
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merge many pdfs

I'm writing some kind of a notebook using \LaTeX. I have a lot of notes. (EDIT: Like, a lot. Almost one per day for the past couple years. They range from very short, single line, notes to very long ...
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How to configure WinEdt/MikTeX/ps2pdf to use a new version of Ghostscript when converting ps->pdf?

System: Win7, WinEdt 7.0, MikTeX 2.9 In order to include animations into my powerdot slide sets I was instructed to use the animate package. Installing that was no problem. Also I have my animation ...
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Animate package problem with Ghostscript version

I am using the animate package to make an animation in my beamer presentation. While compiling I use Latex -> dvi2ps -> ps2pdf When I do ps2pdf there is an error telling me that my Ghostscript ...
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latex preview in emacs unable to run ghostscript

So, on Windows 8, emacs, trying to use preview-latex. Each time I get the same error: Preview-PDF2DSC finished at Mon Oct 13 12:55:42 PDF2DSC sentinel: Searching for program: permission denied, ...
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htlatex define proper bounding box dvi

Is there a way to define the proper bounding box size inside latex files so that htlatex and then dvips make the right size graphics? Right now it is cutting off the graphics too short. I am using ...
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Xelatex has problem in generating pstricks tex file with colors [duplicate]

I have a piece of simple tex code which compiles on all of my computers. But it doesn't show properly on my laptop \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \psset{gridcolor=green, ...
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How to make xelatex invoke my manually installed ghostscript instead of the one accompanying TeXLive?

In my investigation, TeXLive installer will automatically install GhostScript (32 bit version) as follows. I don't know whether xelatex depends on this GS. I prefer to use GS that I manually ...
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How can I optimize the arara password program?

I have written the following (runable) arara-program, which creates a password-locked pdf with adjustable prohibited access rights: secure.yaml !config # GhostScript-ps2pdf password-security rule ...