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

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Ghostscript requires -dALLOWPSTRANSPARENCY when compiling pstricks-figures

I tried compiling pstricks-based figures using either pdflatex --shell-escape or xelatex, but both fail with %%%% WARNING: Transparency operations ignored - need to use -dALLOWPSTRANSPARENCY Error: /...
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GPL Ghostscript 9.53.3: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1 when trying to draw pspicture inside tabular environment

Here is the code that is giving me this problem. Basically I'm trying to render inside a grid a couple of pictures plotting the beta probability density function for different values of the parameters ...
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asymptote error after upgrading to ghostscript 9.54

After system upgrade to ghostscript version 9.54 I get an error when compiling assymptote. The error seems to occur when the animate module is imported and and then the label function is used. ...
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Some sort of Ghostscript issue due to figure

I am encountering an error that I am very confused by. My usual method of googling and looking at other answers has not helped. I am trying to include some image files, and I get the following error. #...
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Problems with lwarp and pstricks

My question is about packages lwarp and pstricks. I use to work in pstricks for exercises sheets and then converted to HTML page with a little help of lwarp. It worked perfectly. Two days ago I ...
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Problem with shadow in Beamer's blocks, via dvips and ps2pdf

When I compile that code: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme[]{Madrid} \useinnertheme[shadow]{rounded} \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[plain] \frametitle{Question ...
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Title page bookmark suppressed by ghostscript

The MWE suggested below creates a pdf with two bookmarks, named "Title" [level 0] and below, "Section" [level 1]. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[...
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How to fix this \special{pdf: content …} so it doesn't corrupt the resulting PDF?

I use a \special command to drive some diagonal lines as a part of a macro for drawing puzzles. While these work fine when compiling with XeTeX, they seem to corrupt the resulting PDF document when ...
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auto-pst-pdf creates ghostscript error [duplicate]

I am using pdflatex (shell-escape is enabled) with auto-pst-pdf, psfrag and chemnum to replace tags in eps-files for auto-numbering molecules in my B.Sc. thesis. It went fine until this week, when I ...
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Alternative to auto-pst-pdf for chemnum

Does anyone know what I could use instead of auto-pst-pdf combined with chemnum to replace tags in eps-files? Since this week it doesn't work anymore. Pstool (\usepackage[mode=nonstop,crossref=true,...
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Sublime Text preview fail

I have some problems in converting pdf to png, in Sublime Text editor. It has an error message: ERROR: Failed to convert pdf to png to preview. To check the error report, it shows only one text as ...
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Invert colours of a PDF with Ghostscript [closed]

This question has been asked several times on StackExchange but I could not find a solution that really works. Is there a (desirably) pure ghostscript way to invert the colours of a PDF? The command ...
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Ghostscript breakes TikZ shadows?

I use fancy TikZ shadows in my pdflatex document, it works fine. However, if I process the PDF document with ghostscript (or its ps2pdf frontend), the shadows get broken. The processing is aimed to ...
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Making dvisvgm and Ghostscript from MacTeX talk to each other

I am trying to use dvisvgm to convert pdf files to svg files. When I call dvisvgm --pdf test.pdf (for example), I get the response ERROR: Ghostscript is required to process PDF files. Both programs ...
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How to fix ISO 19005-1 clause 6.1.9 check fail in veraPDF when generating PDF/A?

I am attempting to create a PDF/A document using LaTeX, pdfTeX. I need to conform to my university's profile, checked by veraPDF. In my .tex file before \begin{document} I use the package pdfx to ...
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Unable to view postscript files using psv in TeX Live on Windows

I installed TeX Live 2019 on Windows 10 last year and tried to use the built-in psv to read postscript files. It opened with an error message, which I cannot remember now. This year, I installed TeX ...
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ghostscript: mactex conflicts with homebrew

I am using auctex and previewing equations in emacs does not work for me. It seems that the problem is related to ghostscript. I tried to reinstall ghostscript using brew, but got the following error. ...
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Ghostscript text is not selectable on pages with images

After normal compiling, I am processing a PDF file with the following ghostscript command in order to produce a (hopefully) PDF/A compliant file. gs -dPDFA -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -...
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Probable Latex error - Ghostscript 9.25: ERROR: A pdfmark destination page 2 points beyond the last page 1

I ran the Latex->Latex->DviPS->PS2PDF and I get the following error: MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.25: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1 MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 9.25: ERROR: A pdfmark destination page 2 ...
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Compile pdf/svg/eps image exported from LibreOffice Draw with latex

I want to include a .pdf, .svg or .eps image which I exported from LibreOffice Draw with \includegraphics and compile it with latex (cannot use pdflatex). The latex compile error message I get is ...
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EPS images not showing in Latex (and EPS-to-PDF conversion failing)

A couple of days ago I posted an issue here (link: XeLaTeX unable to find fonts after reinstall of MiKTeX), where I was suddenly unable to compile a document after reinstalling windows+tex software. I ...
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Ghostscript PDF compression leads to “Output may be incorrect” errors [closed]

I'm following these instructions to compress PDFs generated from LaTeX. I run the commands: gswin64 -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH -sOutputFile=foo-compressed....
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AUCTeX fails to generate previews

I am trying to generate previews using AUCTeX on Emacs GUI in my tex buffer but I get a "stop" sign error everywhere. See example below: When I click on the stop sign and select "View Error" I get ...
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Ghostscript error when using both pst-rputover & tcolorbox

I can compile (no errors) the following MWE (file.tex) on TL-2019 (linux) with both latex & pdflatex <-shell-escape>: \documentclass{article}% % \usepackage[on]{pstricks-pdf}% \usepackage{...
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IguanaTeX in Powerpoint: problem computing bounding box

This question is essentially an exact duplicate of this one, which alas went unanswered. I am using IguanaTeX to format LaTeX in PowerPoint (not something I’ve ever done before), and obtain the ...
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ghostscript gives undefined in --execute— when using color.tex with pstricks on plain tex

Assume the following plain TeX file: \input pstricks \input color \pscircle{1.5} \bye Compiling using eTeX works fine, dvips too. However the resulting PS file can't be processed using gs, I'll post ...
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Why does `convert=ghostscript` destroy equations on high density?

I want to create a high-resolution png to include it into a A0-poster. My Idea was to use the standalone package with the convert=ghostscript option. \documentclass[border=2pt,convert={ghostscript, ...
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Asymptote: Ghostscript error with graph3

Here's a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{asymptote} \begin{document} \begin{asydef} settings.prc=false; settings.render=0; import graph3; \end{asydef} \begin{asy}[inline=true] size(200,0); ...
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How to change image quality in a pdfTeX output and keep hyperlinks? [duplicate]

I am trying to get a small PDF output from pdftex. From pdftex reduce PDF size: reduce image quality? I found the useful command gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook -...
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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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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 ...