[OS X TeX] A suggestion for NewPdftricks (or for pdftricks in general)

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Jun 9 14:57:55 CEST 2005

On Jun 9, 2005, at 2:57 AM, Alain Matthes wrote:

> Sorry but there is a little problem. \@ptsize is defined
> in the class Article  and if you use a personal class (without  
> \@ptsize) ,
>  you obtain an error. It is my case !
> But with :
> \ifpdf
>     \usepackage{pdftricks}
>     \begin{psinputs}
>     \RequirePackage[utf8]{inputenc}
>     \RequirePackage[upright,expert]{fourier}
>     \input{size10.clo} etc....
> I've no problem with the preceding version of pdftricks
> `
> Thanks
> Alain Matthes



I knew that I was going to run into a problem but I didn't expect it  
this fast. I'll have to try to work around it. I can require the  
definition of \@ptsize so if it isn't already defined it will get the  
value defined as an option to the pdftricks package. Note that with  
\providecommand a point size designation as an option to pdftricks  
will NOT override one by the class if it exists; is that the behavior  
one wants? It is easy to make it an override but I worry about other  
packages that follow pdftricks that need the original value. Give me  
a bit of time to think about it.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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