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Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Apr 6 19:01:49 CEST 2017

> On Apr 6, 2017, at 11:46 AM, Luis Sequeira <lfsequeira at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Howdy,
>>>>> I don't think illustrations (even eps --- modern pdflatex can convert file.eps->file-eps-converted-to.pdf on the fly) are a problem. It's pstricks that can give the problem when compiling with pdflatex.
>>>>> I'm actually intrigued with the (limited?) ability of pstricks use with pdflatex using the [pdf] option as long as you use --shell-escape. You learn something new every day!
>>>>> Good Luck,
>>>>> Herb Schulz
>>>>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
> As a long term user and admirer of pstricks, I think it is worth pointing out an excellent option that does not get much publicity here: XeLateX.
> It works with beamer and allows to use pdf, jpeg, png graphics in the same document, plus tikz and pstricks. 
> I have been using beamer with XeLaTeX and a lot of pstricks figures, and I see no issues.
> I think it is time to give XeLaTeX (and, probably, LuaLaTeX) a proper look.
> Luís Sequeira


Actually not too surprising since XeTeX uses the xdvipdfmx backend which is based on dvipdfmx which works fine with pstricks and latex.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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