[OS X TeX] draftcopy "weirdness"

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 23:57:32 CEST 2011

On Apr 9, 2011, at 5:38 PM, John B. Thoo wrote:

> On Apr 9, 2011, at 3:27 AM, Peter Vamos wrote:
>> At 04:44 +0100 9/4/11, Alan Munn wrote:
>>> 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."
>> Alternatively, use the pdfdraftcopy package, available from
>> 	<http://sarovar.org/frs/?group_id=52&release_id=97>
>> Surprisingly, this is not on my TeXLive 2010 distribution.  
>> Licensing issues perhaps?
> Thank you, Peter.  I tried it and it works as advertised.   
> Unfortunately, it does not offer a "timestamp" option.  Any  
> suggestions for how I can include a timestamp with "pdfdraftcopy"?   
> Thanks.

I was intrigued: So I copied your header and typed a few words. I  
went TeXShop 2.38  > Typeset > TeX and DVI and then hit Typeset on  
the source page and got back my few words duly stamped DRAFT April 9,  

I am running gwTeX under 10.4.11 and did not download anything .  
However, once upon a time, I installed TeXLive 2008 which, however, I  
am not using. So, whatever package did the job must have been part of  
TeXLive 2008. If someone can tell me how to get the package, I can  
send it to you.


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