[OS X TeX] fragmaster, dvips and pdflatex problem

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jun 25 16:50:20 CEST 2006

On Jun 25, 2006, at 9:29 AM, Michael Williams wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to use the fragmaster Perl script
> <http://www.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de/~vogel/fragmaster/> as a
> workaround for the incompatiblity of psfrag and pdflatex. In doing so,
> I appear to have run into a problem with my installation of dvips.
> As described on its website, fragmaster uses latex and dvips to  
> generate
> a small PS file from an eps file, replacing any text with standard TeX
> fonts using psfrag. The PS file is then turned into a PDF which can  
> then
> be easily included in a latex file built with pdflatex.
> However, something seems to be wrong with my installation of dvips,
> which comes from gwTeX (via i-Installer). The PDF generated is empty
> because dvips cannot find the original PS file, despite the fact  
> that it
> is there: ...


Try adding the option -R0 (that's a zero, not a capital O):

dvips -R0 -o foo.ps foo.dvi

and see if that helps. No guarantees at this end :-).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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