[OS X TeX] Pdftricks problem

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Feb 3 17:40:43 CET 2005

On 2/3/05 10:18 AM, "Aaron Jackson" <jackson at negril.msrce.howard.edu> wrote:

> I don't know how much help I can give you, but all pdftricks does is
> make a separate file for each pdfpic and then run it through
> latex->dvips->ps2eps->epstopdf and then include the resulting pdf back
> into the main document.  You should be able to run everything by hand
> from the command line and get the same result.  In fact, the exact
> commands are in the log file.  So, if it works with latex/dvips it
> should also work with pdflatex.


I believe that the latex+ghostscript route goes via latex->dvips->pstopdf
since it doesn't have to ``worry'' about bounding box problems. Is there a
way to take a ps file and have a correct BoundingBox set outside of the
conversion to an eps first or is that by definition the creation of an eps
file? I don't know enough about PostScript to be able to say.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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