Questions tagged [postscript]

{postscript} concerns the PostScript page description language that forms the base for PS, EPS and PDF formats common to (La)TeX

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Are Knuth's fonts searchable in pdf yet?

Donald Knuth at the Desktop Publishing Pioneers meeting laments that converting to pdf using his fonts yields pdf files without searchable text. Is this fixed yet? https://youtu.be/WVRMPihnZZM?t=4363
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Is there a Windows 64-bit alternative to Wolfgang Schulter's WMF2EPS utility? [closed]

For many years I used Wolfgang Schulter's WMF2EPS Postscript driver to programmatically convert WMF/EMF (Windows/Enhanced Metafiles) to EPS (Encapsulated Postscript). My suite of programs and scripts ...
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How to set the title of the generated Postscript® file from within the source LaTeX file?

Every once in a while I have to compile source .tex files into .ps files. (The reasons may differ: e.g., due to certain amount of pstricks-heavy legacy code, or issues of some old-printer–CUPS-filters ...
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how to convert metafont created fonts to PS 1 fonts

I have a font (for the script of my language) which was created using metafont. But as is the usual problem with 8-bit fonts it does not scale well. So I have had to create multiple tfm files for ...
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tikzpicture won't render 'usable' PS code

I use tikz (and tikzpicture) a fair bit, but files that used to compile fine before the latest slew of updates to pgf, and pstricks, no longer seem to do so (at least, on my MikTeX installation). The ...
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How can I intercept postscript instructions in a file loaded with includegraphics?

The psfrag package has the capability to intercept certain instructions in eps files, and replace them with new instructions. In this way, it is possible to replace fonts in an image with the fonts ...
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How do PostScript interpreters know the meanings of PGF-specific operators, such as 'pgfe' and 'pgfstr'?

A TikZ node "lives" in a TeX box. With latex as the TeX engine these boxes are converted to PostScript directives. Use \showbox to see how a box like this is implemented by following these steps. ...
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Montserrat font/package, “invalidfont” error when printing

I'm using the montserrat package to use the Montserrat font and I'm having troubles printing the resulting PDF. This is a trivial minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}...
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Notes between two columns with multicol

I have been working to get notes (possibly margin notes, but doesn't have to be) in between two columns of text. This question has proved useful, however it works with the twocolumn option for the ...
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TeXcolorrgb vs. setrgbcolor

I wonder if there is a tiny difference of the produced color within the resulting pdf. Within this given example - two colored lines differently setup. One line is setup with LaTeX, the other line ...
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Why do people still use Postscript?

I submitted a journal paper this morning, and they asked me to include a PDF file, which I expected, and a Postscript (PS) file. Generating the PS file proved more difficult, because some of my ...
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Is converting a PDF file to Post Script a lossless operation? [closed]

I will use pstops to do some rearranging of a PDF-file, but first I need to convert it to Post Script. Is that a lossless operation? That is, are the curves in a Post Script file described using the ...
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What package do I need in order to use \psfig{…}?

I'm using \documentclass[final]{siamltex} to write a paper. Within the document I'm trying to use a function \psfig. I have used the following syntax successfully in other papers that I have ...
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Calculating data inside pst-plot/postscript and conditionally coloring the plot

I am getting lots of simulated data in tables with 13 columns, from where I want to plot the following: The x axis should be column number 12 (E), which is fine with plotNoX=12. The y axis should be ...
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Is it possible to use ALT 227 (π) as a PostScript constant?

Is it possible to use π as a PS constant in my attempt below? \documentclass[pstricks]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} \begin{document} \pspicture(\psPiTwo,4) \pstVerb{/2π {2 Pi mul} def} \psplot{0}...
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Boundary of a path as a new path?

Is it possible to use the boundary of a shape defined as some path as a new path? In the following example \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=3] \...
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PostScript Driver for DVI Files has stopped working

How do i enable the PostScript Driver for DVI Files to work properly.I am not able to insert pictures in my latex document in PCTEX. How can i fix this problem?
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How do I include Postscript graphics in a LaTeX file?

I am trying to include sample.ps file to my document with the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=3cm,a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm} \usepackage{amsfonts} \...
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pdflatex and gnuplot's epslatex

I'm having some trouble trying to use gnuplot's epslatex terminal in a tex document to be compiled with pdflatex. The figure appears too big in the final pdf, and the axis' tics are not in math mode, ...
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Converting a PDF document to PostScript/LaTeX

I have a resume in PDF format. I have seen people linking to PostScript versions of their resume. I am not sure why they do that yet. How can I convert my PDF document to a LaTeX/PostScript document?
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Using a PS-specific package with XeTeX

I've a package I'd much like to use, MayaPS (for typesetting Mayan glyphs, with many features that make glyph composition easy), but the package comes only as a PostScript thing, and the authors have ...
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How does PSTricks determine the final path direction of composite objects made by \reversepath?

Let me divide the discussion into 2 cases: Using \CW \documentclass[border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks} \def\CW{\psline(2,2)(3,4)(4,1)(4,-3)} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[...
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`latex` and `pdflatex` produce different colors given the same TikZ picture

Consider the following LaTeX manuscript featuring a TikZ picture* containing an empty, red-bordered node placed at the picture's origin. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Microtype package is not supported dvips output

I am using microtype package for good kerning text output. I am using below mentioned settings in my tex file. \usepackage{microtype} \DisableLigatures[f]{size=normalsize-}%disable Ligatures I ...
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Drawing lines between arbitrary words on a page

I try to get rid of tree-dvips and look for a way to do the following: Circle an arbitrary word on the page and draw an arrow from some other position at the page towards this circled word. In tree-...
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Using tree-dvips with XeLaTeX

I try to switch to XeLaTeX, but the package tree-dvips causes problems. It seems to require PostScript and pdftricks which causes a lot of other problems (puts a \begin{center} environment around ...
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Arranging a large number of letters on a page

I hope this is not too off topic here, since I cannot think of a place with more experts where I could ask. The background is, that I want to improve my ASCII-art algorithm which works fine (about 70k ...
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Postscript (.ps) image does not import into .tex file or pdf

I am trying to: Export a gnuplot .gpl file to a .ps Get my .tex file to use the .ps file as an image Convert that .tex file to a pdf I created the following gnuplot .gpl file which exports 'a03e02....
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Can the PostScript language be used to fully replace TeX? [closed]

THE POSTSCRIPT® LANGUAGE is a simple interpretive programming language with powerful graphics capabilities. ... Because of the importance of text in most applications, the PostScript ...
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Calculated label rotation in postscript

Elaborating on a solution obtained from the accepted answer of my earlier question, I would like to rotate upside-down labels on the righthand side of the rosetta using modulus. \documentclass[...
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Print to EPS file in Windows 10

In Windows 7 and older versions I did this to generate EPS: I installed a driver for a postcript printer (from HP for example). Set "file" as printer port, so that output was directed to a file ...
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TeXStudio and GSview problem: file .ps does not exist

I have updated TeXStudio and now, when I compile, all work without errors. But If I "compile and view" or simple "view" The answer is: File 'path\paper.ps' does not exist from GSview. Till ...
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How to convert a dvi file to an encapsulated postscript file?

I heard that we can use dvips –E to convert dvi to encapsulated postscript. But I do not know what is dvips -E. I can not find a command like "dvips -E" in my Texmaker. Clearly, I am a rookie. Can ...
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Default font used by PSTricks?

I am trying to recreate this drawing: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cartesian_coordinates_2D.svg There are instructions at the end, but I want to skip some steps. Namely, I want to import ...
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pstricks: Color area under graph: what is dup?

For coloring an area under a graph, there exist multiple approaches with pstricks. I found a solution that was never mentioned on stack-exchange, but seems to be really simple: \psplot[linewidth=1pt,...
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How to automatically draw the images of a point placed between 2 inclined mirrors?

Consider a point X placed between two inclined mirrors as follows. \documentclass[pstricks,border=20pt,12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-eucl} \def\Angle{37}% extreme case in which 360/\Angle-1 is ...
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How to modify postscript file to use the same font as the main document

I have to include a Postscript picture in a latex document. The ps file is generated by another program. I would like to modify the font within the ps so that it correspond to the same main font of ...
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Why Latex compiler seems to be bound to PostScript?

I am considering the following facts about the latex compiler: It only takes PostScript (PS) or Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files as image input; It produces only DVI files as output, which can be ...
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Font with PSTricks and Beamer

I am creating standard beamer presentations. Moreover I use PSTricks to produce my pictures in a separate file. Afterwards I include the pdf with the pictures into the presentation. Unfortunatelly ...
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Are postscript printers necessary for printing large pdfs compiled from LaTeX files?

I am shopping for a new printer for my office, and I have become aware that some printers have postscript drivers whereas others do not. For instance, this printer that I'm considering http://www....
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Multiple inclusion of the same image gives huge PS file

I am using beamer and having included the same image many times with pgf, declare once and insert. It looks like the PS file from dvips grow linear as I create slides (the image is on the background)....
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Problem with Greek letters in mathptmx [closed]

I'm new to Latex and I'm supposed to write a journal paper using the template provided by the journal itself. The guides in the template suggest using PostScript fonts by the package "mathptmx". I ...
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pdf vs dvi vs postscript

I have a few questions regarding these three: What is the difference between those three outputs? Does it make any difference in how my code is processed or just how it is displayed? What's ...
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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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Is it possible to build a table with strings of dingbats instead of horizontal rules?

I know you can make or create an table with tabbing or tabular. But is it possible to build a table with dingbats instead of \hlines? My code so far you could make the top line with \dingline{190} ...
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Running PSTricks image on TeXShop

I am trying to compile the following pstricks image which I asked in another post: \mathversion{sans}\setlength\fboxsep{0pt} \begin{postscript} $\begin{pmatrix} 0 & 0 & 0 & 0 ...
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Lyx does not export postscript file! [closed]

I try to export a lyx file to .ps format. But while I hit the save button I got the following error: "No information to export the format Postscript" Any help will be appreciated. Thanks,
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eps2pgf error: /undefined in currentlinecap

I'm encountering a problem when converting .eps to .pgf with eps2pgf. I'm running OSX Yosemite with Java version 1.8.0_31. This is what I input in Terminal: java -jar eps2pgf.jar figure1.eps -o ...
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Pixelated image in ps format!

I have a big problem with the figures in my paper. I need to submit a postscript file to a journal. Figures are in a good shape while I directly convert the file to pdf. But while I save the file in ...
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Drawing an oval around Text using postscript in latex and also create a macro for the same without tikz package

The solution is simple when I use packages like tikz. But I am not supposed to use packages. I need to use post script in latex. I am trying to draw this oval using two lines and two curves in a macro ...