# [pstricks] pspicture: shift vs. baseline

Bernd Westphal Bernd.Westphal at Informatik.Uni-Oldenburg.DE
Tue Jul 4 12:57:18 CEST 2006

Moin.

If I understand it correctly, old versions of pstricks use

\begin{pspicture}[0.5]

to set the baseline at half the height of the box and

\begin{pspicture}[]

puts the baseline through the origin.

The newer versions only have 'shift' where

\begin{pspicture}[shift=0.5]

shifts by 0.5 "units", i.e. not related to the box' height.

Is there a way to obtain the "old" behaviour with the newer versions, other
than explicitly calculating the height and setting shift correspondingly?

Is there in particular an easy way to put the baseline through the origin with