[pdftex] Re: Problem with printing

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard at kammer.uni-hannover.de
Wed Jul 25 22:57:31 CEST 2001

>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Kacvinsky <tjk at ams.org> writes:

    > Which version of GS are you using, Reinhard?  I get the error
    > messages from GS 7.0's pdf2ps (see attached log).

I used 7.00 and 5.50, but I didn't use Troy's file for this test.  As
far as I understood, he wanted to convert the embedded files to EPS to
be able to recreate the document with latex instead of pdflatex.  Thus
I used another file I already had on my system.

Now I tried SOI_sim.pdf with different versions:

4.03 complained that the device pswrite in unknown.  It's obviously
     too old.

5.50 said: Error: /typecheck in --known--
     and produced a PS file that contains everything up to the second
     paragraph of the first page as well as a correct BoundingBox.

All other versions except 7.00 produced a PS file that can be
displayed completely by gv.

-rw-r--r--   1 reinhard extern      27355 Jul 25 21:11 SOI_sim_gs-5.50.ps
-rw-r--r--   1 reinhard extern     320160 Jul 25 21:11 SOI_sim_gs-6.01.ps
-rw-r--r--   1 reinhard extern     320536 Jul 25 21:11 SOI_sim_gs-6.21.ps
-rw-r--r--   1 reinhard extern     321432 Jul 25 21:11 SOI_sim_gs-6.22.ps
-rw-r--r--   1 reinhard extern     321622 Jul 25 21:11 SOI_sim_gs-6.30.ps
-rw-r--r--   1 reinhard extern     321622 Jul 25 21:11 SOI_sim_gs-6.31.ps
-rw-r--r--   1 reinhard extern     321341 Jul 25 21:12 SOI_sim_gs-6.32.ps
-rw-r--r--   1 reinhard extern     321328 Jul 25 21:12 SOI_sim_gs-6.50.ps
-rw-r--r--   1 reinhard extern     317929 Jul 25 21:12 SOI_sim_gs-6.51.ps
-rw-r--r--   1 reinhard extern     321356 Jul 25 21:12 SOI_sim_gs-6.61.ps
-rw-r--r--   1 reinhard extern      21093 Jul 25 21:12 SOI_sim_gs-7.00.ps

6.01 to 6.51 produced a correct BoundingBox, but 6.61 and 7.00 simply
     set the lower left corner to 0 0 instead of calculating it.
7.00 produced a PS file that contains everything up to the second
     paragraph of the first page and aborted with the same error
     message you got, there are only two small differences in the
     stack traces. 


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