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{ps2pdf} is about a software tool that converts postscript files to pdf

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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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Filenames and ps2pdf

System: Windows 10, MikTeX 2.9, WinEdt 10.2 Workflow: tex -> ps -> pdf Problem: I created a file named "TeoriaTehtäviä.tex" containing two characters outside the 7 bit ASCII range. Here's what ...
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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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'mgs.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

I am getting the error: 'mgs.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. when I run latex->ps->pdf on TeXnicCenter editor where I use Miktex 2.9 and my ...
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compile pstricks: ps2pdf doesn't work

I would like to revisit an old question, namely how to compile pstricks code properly. I tried to use the dvi-ps-pdf chain with the latex compiler within texstudio but it failed because ps2pdf seems ...
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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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ps2pdf error with \arrow in chemfig package [duplicate]

The conversion of dvi to pdf fails when using the \arrow command. For instance, the file \documentclass{article} \usepackage{chemfig} \begin{document} \schemestart A\arrow B \schemestop \end{...
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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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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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Why PDF-via-PS has heavier font than direct PDF? [duplicate]

I compile the same tex using two commands: latexmk --pvc --pdfps ./main.tex and latexmk --pvc --pdf ./main.tex Then view both pdf files using evince, at the same scale (170%). The result using --...
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Terminal latex->dvips->ps2pdf malfunction

I am using terminal to compile a .tex file created in texshop as it contains the chemnum package. When I run "latex filename", "dvips filename" , "ps2pdf filename"I generate an empty pdf, a 20 mb .ps ...
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TeXshop with shell script setting can't find a program in the shell. Why does this happen?

Hello people in this site, I am a newbie to this site, and this is my first question here. In the Preference->Engine->Latex of TeXshop, I wrote as ~/Library/TeXShop/bin/pdfplatex2 where platex2 is a ...
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Error using Tikz and Tikz-qtree with Acrobat Distiller

My tag follows: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{linguex}% \usepackage{tikz}% \usetikzlibrary{decorations.text,calc,arrows.meta}% \usepackage{tikz-qtree}% \usepackage{adjustbox}%% \usepackage{...
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Including PNG image produces error with latex+dvips+ps2pdf [duplicate]

I'm compiling the following file hello.tex, which contains a picture: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \includegraphics[width=5cm, natwidth=1079, natheight=377]{x....
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beamer: Package hyperref Error: Wrong DVI mode driver option `ps2pdf', (hyperref) because pdfTeX or LuaTeX is running in PDF mode

There are many questions with a similar title, but none of the answers seems to solve my problem. I get this error while preparing slides with beamer. It shows up only when using an up-to-date texlive ...
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Papersize in latex [closed]

I am using Windows 8, Texmaker 4.5 and Miktex 2.9. When compiling Latex, Dvi2ps and ps2pdf, I have a problem of papersize. My miktex option is A4 Paper. When compiling, the dvi and ps files are a4, ...
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Kile: ps to pdf finished with exit code 1 [closed]

I am using Kile. While processing the tex: DVI to PDF is working fine but PS to PDF showing error "ps to pdf finished with exit code 1" and PDF file is only showing first page of the documents. Any ...
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How to generate .pdf files with vim-latex suite?

I'm having trouble setting up vim-latex suite to produce .pdf files. Right now the \ll (<leader>ll) command will compile latex. Then \lv (<leader>lv) will produce a .dvi file. Is ...
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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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inclusion of jpg error, undefined in ÿØÿà

I want to include a jpg image in a journal paper, and I get the error below when I do LaTeX=>PS=>PDF: ps2pdf> Error: /undefined in ÿØÿà ps2pdf> Operand stack: ps2pdf> Execution stack: ps2pdf&...
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How to embed films with movie15 and Distiller

The following minimal working example that embeds a film in a pdf: \documentclass{article} \pdfoutput=0 \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[british]{babel} \usepackage[ps2pdf]{hyperref} \usepackage{...
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ps2pdf not able to include eps files since El Capitan MacOs upgrade “Error: /undefined in startTexFig”

I upgraded to El Capitan and now ps2pdf crashes on tex files that used to work fine. The problems occur for tex files that include EPS files. I'll give the latex source and the error messages first, ...
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Why output of dvipdfmx looks better than output of pdftex?

When viewed on screen, look of document processed via dvipdfmx is better, than that of produced via pdftex. This happens with absolutely any document, even with plain format. I tried with these ...
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Crop output pdf page to \fbox

Is there is any way to crop the output pdf to the \fbox{} with LaTeX Macros? I wrote a macro to test such examples something like: \newcommand{\inlinebox}[1]{ \fbox{#1}% <--crop the output page to ...
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ps2pdf crahes on MetaPost generated .eps figure

I generated with MetaPost the example in "LaTeX Graphics Companion", 2nd ed., p. 174, above. The eps is generated. The header: %!PS %%BoundingBox: -123 -92 64 43 %%HiResBoundingBox: -122.84787 -91....
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What is the difference beween all the paths from tex to pdf file? Which one is better?

There are several ways to get from a TeX source file to a PDF file using LaTeX: LaTeX to dvi to pdf (via dvipdf or dvipdfm or dvipdfmx). LaTeX to dvi to ps to pdf (via DviPs followed by ps2pdf). ...
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Ps2pdf not working

I updated to the new MAC OS EL capitan and I am facing problems with my TeXmaker since then. I reinstalled the TeXmaker and MacTeX as it did not work after updating. I am trying to compile a TeX file ...
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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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How do I pass gs options to simpdftex?

Call me crazy, but I write my own figures in postscript, and my figure files need to access the file system (because I have files full of routines that the figure files use). Because postscript can ...
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Hyperref links lost when using latex --> dvips --> ps2pdf

Given a latex file using the hyperref package, I wish to convert it to pdf via: latex "foo.tex" dvips "foo.dvi" -z -P Pdf ps2pdf "foo.ps" However, all hyperlinks are lost this way! Here's a ...
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Plain TeX pdf2ps page numbering offset for front matter in PDF viewer [duplicate]

The good: When I use plain TeX, and then run dvips to get the Postscript output, I see negative page numbers for the front matter in the thumbnail pages on the left in evince and gv (ghostview), ...
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latex+dvips+ps2pdf vs. pdflatex

I have a problem with creating a pdf file. I hope I could get some clue from this community. I use mac tex. method 1: pdflatex pdf file is well created. The created file is not perfect. There occurs ...
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Disable anti-aliasing in ps2pdf

I have generated the EPS files my self. In the EPS files, I have set the \interpolate false option. I include them in the LaTeX source with includegraphics within TikZ (because I want several of them ...
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Why ps2pdf changes colors of my .eps file?

I'm currently using Matlab R2012a + Inkscape 0.48 + Texlive 2014 + Texmaker 4.4.2 (W7 64) to produce my scientific documents... Basically I create figures in Matlab, export them in .eps, edit them in ...
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Image/graphics treatment with ps2pdf vs. Acrobat Distiller : can both achieve the same quality?

Hundreds of images are included in my free physics textbook. I use the .dvi -> .ps -> .pdf route and have all the images stored as .eps files. About two thirds contain .jpg files, sometimes .png, ...
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Can or will pdf with MinionPro produced by ps2pdf allow to search for words with ligatures, such as “final”?

This is either a question or an encouragement, depending on the situation. If a pdf typeset with latex and made into a pdf with ps2pdf contains the word "final", searching for that word in the pdf ...
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Setting up TeXstudio to run LaTeX + dvips + ps2pdf

I am trying to obtain nice Matlab figures in my LaTeX report and although there are many ways to achieve this, a lot of them don't work for my large data plots. But using LaPrint gets me nice ...
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Different line breaks with pdflatex and latex-dvips-ps2pdf

I have noticed that, for the same text, I get slightly different line breaks depending on whether I use pdflatex or a latex-dvips-ps2pdf sequence. This is what I get with pdflatex And this is what I ...
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Open PDF file in Mendeley Desktop without making it the default application

I am trying to put links into my PDF files that once I click on them, they will directly open the specific file in Mendeley Desktop. This can be easily be done if Mendeley Desktop is the default PDF ...
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Can not convert from PS to PDF

I can not do ps2pdf in my latex.. here is my error. when i run from command
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latexmk and ps2pdf on Mac OS (TextMate)

I just recently came across a TeX file which is working with eps-files, so that latexmk first generates a .dvi file. The conversion to .ps also works great, but after that latexmk is not able to ...
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using hebrew in powerdot/beamer

I am trying to make a presentation in hebrew using lyx. I tryed beamer but it did not go well. Then I tryed powerdot, but when I compiled the document (ps2pdf) no hebrew was displayed (empty document)....
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Granting write access to tex when using solides3d

There is an obstacle when using action=writesolid in pst-solides3d. Mainly, I need to generate some datafiles for some solides like the following. I want to perform some slices and the examples use ...
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Shortening compile time with large eps files when using pstricks and dvips

So I am also sending this to both the pstricks and the powerdot lists as it relates to both, but mostly to compiling via dvi-> dvips -< ps2pdf or similar. I make my lecture slides with Powerdot ...
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How to convert postscript to pdf so that the result is readable on Android?

Lots of old academic papers are distributed in ps.gz format. On Linux, after gunzip, I usually just run ps2pdf on the file, but the result is almost unreadable on Android phones and tablets: ...
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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 ...
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Referring to nested tikz nodes - works with pdflatex but not with latex

I am trying to achieve a box within another box in tikz and then drawing an edge from the inner box to an outer node. I stumbled upon this solution When I compile it using pdflatex, I get the desired ...
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PSTricks Animation and dvips

I want to create animation in Beamer using the animate package. I easily created a basic example following the "all-in-one approach" from this older post but I can not use pdflatex to compile, which ...
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PDF Bookmarks appear correctly but don't link anywhere

I want to use PDF bookmarks with LaTeX->PS->PDF (with MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 8.1 with DviPs and Ghostscript). The bookmarks appear correctly in the PDF, but clicking them does nothing. If I use ...
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Weird issue involving pstricks, dvi->ps->pdf toolchain, and the letter combination rt

This is an extremely weird bug [Edit]it's not a bug, the problem was in my code. I spent 1 hour bringing this down to a small working example, can't figure out if its minimal. Set up: Ubuntu latest ...