[OS X TeX] draftcopy "weirdness"

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Sat Apr 9 05:44:33 CEST 2011

On Apr 8, 2011, at 11:39 PM, John B. Thoo wrote:

> Hi.  I discovered this morning something "weird" with the package "draftcopy" that is supposed to print the word "Draft" across the page.  The something "weird" is that using 'pdflatex -shell-escape' does not produce the word "Draft" across the page; however, using 'latex'+'dvipdf' does produce the word "Draft".
That's because the draftcopy package uses Postscript specials to place the text.  From the docs:

"Currently this package works only for Postscript and not for PDF, sorry."


> This is the header I used.
> %%---------------------------------cut here----------------------------------%%
> \documentclass[]{article}
> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
> \usepackage[timestamp]{draftcopy}
> \usepackage[]{amsmath,amssymb}
> \usepackage[]{array}
> %%---------------------------------cut here----------------------------------%%
> What did I do wrong?  I work in an xterm window.  Thanks.
> ---John.
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