[pdftex] PSTricks

John S. Dey jsdey at mindspring.com
Wed Jan 16 20:27:47 CET 2002

First thanks to all the developers of pdftex.  Great product.

I have discovered "The Latex Graphics Companion" and have been trying out 
some of the techniques presented using pdflatex.  I haven't been able to 
get some of the color examples to work.  Could someone suggest changes to, 
as an example, 4-5-14, which uses pstcol and pst-char packages to place a 
background color in a character font while the border of the character has 
a different color.  The example works with the dvips driver but not 
pdflatex.  I am using the standard pdftex that comes with RH7.1 Linux.  I 
have updated the pdftex.def file.

Is pdftex compatible with all the packages used in the book.  And if not, 
is there information available that describes limitations.  I have seen 
that some enterprising sole has worked up the Metapost examples.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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