John S. Dey
jsdey at mindspring.com
Sun Jan 20 19:15:16 CET 2002
Thanks again for the help. I grabbed pdftricks.sty and after several
compatibility changes it is now functioning on my RH7.1 Linux x86. My
system doesn't have a program ps2eps but does have ps2epsi so I hacked your
package and things worked sometimes. Probably a better solution for me
would have been to set up a script ps2eps which calls ps2epsi. A readme
file in the CTAN directory would have been helpful to me.
You use predefined packages for fig*.tex. Wouldn't it be better to use all
the ps* packages specified in the input tex program. For instance, I
hacked your program to include pst-text and pst-grad.
At 08:31 AM 1/17/02 +0530, you wrote:
>On Wed, 16 Jan 2002 at 20:27, John S. Dey wrote:
> 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.
>pdfTeX will not work with PSTricks code, however there is a package
>available at CTAN, pdftricks.sty that allows you to use psTricks
>code with pdfTeX. Please grab it and try.
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