[OS X TeX] problem with pst-pdf

Alain Matthes alain.matthes at mac.com
Mon Nov 14 19:33:58 CET 2005

Le 14 nov. 05 à 18:51, Franck Pastor a écrit :

>> 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.


I agree with you for the problem of bounding box and for the  
"reliabilty" of (New)pdftricks


Alain Matthes

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