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

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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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TeX2img does not remember Ghostscript path when using IguanaTeX

Everytime I want to generate a vector output with IguanaTeX in PowerPoint, TeX2img configuration panel is opened and I have to set the path for Ghostscript manually. Is there a way for TeX2img to ...
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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

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 ...
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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 ...