# [texhax] Including tiff figures in LaTeX

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Jul 1 17:51:51 CEST 2004

Is there some way to enjoy
both the resources of pdflatex *and* pstricks?

Fundamentally, no.  pstricks requires full PostScript, which is
precisely what PDF was designed to avoid.

One workaround is pdftricks (see CTAN), it requires allowing subprocess
execution in the TeX configuration.

You may find these to be interesting reading:
http://www.mpch-mainz.mpg.de/~joeckel/pdflatex/
http://www.pstricks.de/pdf/pdftricks.phtml

As well as various other results from googling  pdflatex pstricks .

HTH,
k

P.S. Robin, you may want to enhance the FAQ entry on this subject with
some of the info from the above page.
http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=nonpdfsp