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

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ps2pdf produces hundreds of lines of output, but works

In my case, ps2pdf processing produces hundreds of lines of the type Page 0 NumUniqueObjects 20 Page 1 NumUniqueObjects 5 ... Shared Object group 624, NumObjects 1 Shared Object group 625, NumObjects ...
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Problem with the ps2pdf creating an animation for the binomial law

I don't why my animation won't appear when I writte this minimal code : \documentclass{article} %impression recto uniquement \usepackage{pstricks,pst-plot, pst-func} \usepackage{animate} \begin{...
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Lyx - external program error - NO LOGS

I am getting the following error whenever exporting to pdf: The external program latex finished with an error. It is recommended you fix the cause of the external program's error (check the logs). ...
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can't find "ntxsym" font file

Been away for ~10 days -- came home to find a couple of packages on my LaTeX install (MikTeX latest, Win 10 pro) needed updating, including newtx, which I use as the primary font for many of my ...
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How to produce two documents with one tex file?

I have given (it is already typeseted) two very similar projects: A catalog with exercises and solutions and a catalog with only short solutions for the exercises. Because of the use of the package ...
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Problem with MikTex imposing an old version of Ghostscript

I have installed the Ghostscript (v9.55.0), Ghostview, and installed Miktex a couple of months ago on a new computer (and updated MikTeX whenever I could). I am working on Texmaker mainly lately have ...
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latex>dvips>ps2pdf in a single step

As explained in How to use "latex -> dvips -> ps2pdf" to get pdf output? sometimes it necessary to produce a pdf file from a tex file in two steps: latex input.tex dvips input.dvi ...
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Problem with pst-pdf or auto-pst-pdf in texlive 2021

When using pst-pdf with texlive 2021, I get the error described below. The same example works fine with texlive 2020. First the latex source file pst-pdf-test.tex: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \...
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ps2pdf does not work at all

I am using Texmaker 5.0.3 with Miktex 2.9 and compiling from ps to pdf does not work. When I compile document with Latex+dvips+View PS I got expected output in PS, but when I use Latex+dvips+ps2pdf+...
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Missing name tree entry in pdf file when including media by screen annotation

last year I added soundtrack and a kind of "laser pointer" (synchronized with the sound) to my lectures. I’m using beamer slides, a lot of pstricks and always the Latex->dvips->ps2pdf ...
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Title in included figure replaces the metadata

I would like to edit the title of the final pdf file. Following this post I got the following code, which works perfectly \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \hypersetup{pdftitle={Title I ...
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Problem with Transparency in beamer appears black

All was working perfect, I just Check for update and applied it from the MikTex Console and now when I work with beamer and use PS to PDF I get: %%%% WARNING: Transparency operations ignored - need to ...
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Cannot search in document created with ps2pdf

I've just converted an old paper with ps2pdf but while the result is legible, searching still does not work. It seems there are some invisible characters splitting the words. Any advice on how to do ...
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Problem with "shadows" library of Tikz

I just updated Miktex. When I compile a Latex document with the commands : \usepackage {tikz} \usetikzlibrary {shadows} a big black logo appears at the top left of the first page of the DVI file, ...
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ps2pdf does not preserve dimensions

I am using packages geometry and crop in a .tex file. Then, I convert it to .ps (using dvips) and .pdf (using ps2pdf). The problem is that in the .dvi and .ps files all areas (margins, heights and ...
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Why is the output not in landscape as specified in the call of geometry?

Why is this code not producing a landscape pdf page when compiled with LaTeX->dvips->ps2pdf? Checking the resulting ps file shows that it is not in landscape either. \documentclass{article} \...
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Fira Mono in LaTeX (LaTeX -> dvips -> ps2pdf)

Is this possible to use the font Fira Mono in normal LaTeX, i.e., LaTeX -> dvips -> PS2PDF. I understand it can be used by using XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX, but I need to use it in dvips format. Please ...
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inconsistent pdf eps output: pst2pdf acting on original.tex vs pdflatex acting on pst2pdf original.tex->produced.tex(multiple)

Following "The current state of pstricks project" (Herbet Voss, TUGboat, Vol31 (2101), no.1) I prepared a file unitz.tex containing 3 pspicture. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks} \...
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Graphic output using auto-pst-pdf differs from dvips-ps2pdf

I want to insert some eps-files with a gray frame to represent the original page margin inside my document. When compiling a document with latex-dvips-ps2pdf I get the desired output with no ...
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ps2pdf error code 255

I am running Winedt 10.3 along with ghostscript 9.50. I updated all of the miktex packages. I have installed the LaTeXify_102. I can compile to dvi and then to ps, but when I try to use the ps2pdf ...
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colored box hyperref error for latex->dvips->ps2pdf in tex live 2019

I am using tex live 2019, and I have a problem with hyperref. The error does not happen when I use PDFLaTeX as shown in the first image. However, when I use latex->dvips->ps2pdf, all citations and ...
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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 [closed]

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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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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