[pstricks] Pst-pdf and psmatrix ??

Herbert Voss LaTeX at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Sun Feb 12 19:13:06 CET 2006

Alain Matthes wrote:

> ps4pdf is now not needed???  is there another way of proceeding?

you missed the point. With package pst-pdf:

1. latex <file.tex>    => builds a _special_ dvi file, which holds all
                           macros/environments, scanned by preview
                           one image -> one page!

2. dvips -Ppdf -o <file-pics.ps> <file.dvi>
                        => convert the special dvi file to a special PS

3. ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages=/None <file-pics.ps> <file-pics.pdf>
                        => convert the special PS file to a regular PDF
                           one image -> one page

4. pdflatex <file.tex>
                        => pdflatex run which replaces _all_ scanned
                           parts with the image from the image container

at least you need _one_ turn with ps4pdf. But after that,
you can run _only_ pdflatex, when you have only changes
in the text part of the document. pst-pdf looks for an
existing image container, and if it exists, the image are
taken from there.

Adding one more image to the text or changing the order
of the images -> a new ps4pdf run



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