[OS X TeX] Pdftricks problem

Vince McGarry vmcgarry at austin.rr.com
Thu Feb 3 20:28:10 CET 2005

Hi Martin,

I agree---it was not a minimal example---I've since posted one. I do know
what a minimal example is, I've just been up most of the night fighting this
battle and didn't realize I hadn't pasted the entire file into my
email---coffee is not helping!

I did, in fact, follow the advice on Voss's website---basically I'm using
the setup indicated at the bottom of that page. and posted the problem on
the pstricks list, as well. I sent the problem and files to CV Radhakrishnan
who's administering pdftricks and he had no difficulty compiling my example
on his system. He has said he will take a look at my files.

I can attach my files in an email to you---I have no other place to post
them at the moment and certainly would appreciate any help you can give me.


On 2/3/05 10:07 AM, "Martin Buchmann" <Martin.Buchmann at uni-jena.de> wrote:

> Vince,
> Vince McGarry said the following on 03.02.2005 16:43 Uhr:
>> ... this is the complete latex file...
> Sorry to contradict you but it is _not_. A complete minimal example
> showing the problem someone is reporting doesn't need anything else to
> be run through LaTeX. Your example is just not complete.
> Anyway, i don't see why you aren't following the advice given at
> http://www.pstricks.de/pdf/pdfoutput.phtml
> and use the ps4pdf package. Herbert Voss should really know what
> solution is the to be considered the "best". Also he provided enough
> examples how good minimal examples should look like and how to track
> outdated styles using '\listfiles'[1] on the pstricks email list where
> you asked the same questions a few days ago IIRC.
> Nevertheless, if you could provide your files for download somewhere i
> can have a look too. AFAIK ps2eps was somehow buggy. Maybe it has
> improved, i do not know :-) but i remember that pstopdf from the xpdf
> bundle (available e.g. through darwinports) was considered to do a
> better job.
> Best regards
>  Martin
> [1] I guess you did already if you claim that everything is up-to-date.

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