[OS X TeX] problem with pst-pdf

Franck Pastor pastor at fusl.ac.be
Mon Nov 14 18:51:06 CET 2005

Le 14-nov.-05 à 18:29, Herbert Schulz a écrit :

> On Nov 14, 2005, at 11:03 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> What is this example? The one you already sent?
>> Could be it's due to using /usr/local/bin/ps4pdf. Can you try my  
>> command with the symbolic link to create the engine? You need to  
>> find out whether any of the two ps4pdf scripts fails.
>> --
>> Mit friedvollen Grüßen
>>   Pete
> Howdy,
> I think he's referring to the examples I gave that (try to) use  
> pst-3dplot. The version that uses pdftricks gets the full axis with  
> the x, y and z coordinates correct (maybe with some cropping of the  
> letters because of the bounding box problem). The version that uses  
> pst-pdf only gets the central part of the axis and doesn't show the  
> axis names and arrows. finally if I comment out the pst-pdf package  
> and just run it through latex+ghostscript I get the full plot but  
> its size is set to partial plot so it overlaps the text above and  
> below the plot. Is there a newer version of pstricks and associated  
> extensions?
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)

I think the problem is the one mentioned by Frank Stengel a couple of  
messages before : pst-pdf uses the bounding-box indicated just after  
"\begin{pspicture}" to put the picture with the right extent. Maybe  
it would be useful to put the drawing instructions in a "\psframebox 
{...}" to see if the dimensions of "pspicture" fits the picture, and  
to "comment" \psframebox when the bounding box suits your needs. It's  
a tip Herbert Voss indicated to me in comp.text.tex a few days ago.

By the way, after having tested pst-pdf on couple of pstricks  
pictures (I must mention that I use another package most of the time,  
mfpic), it seems that it works fine, but (New)pdftricks is more  
useful to me : it's also reliable, it produces on-the-fly separate  
pictures you can re-use later, independently, without bothering too  
much about their bouding box.

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