[pstricks] Problems with Pdflatex, pstricks and animate- continued

Alexander Grahn A.Grahn at fzd.de
Mon Nov 17 09:37:06 CET 2008

On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 07:41:08PM +0100, A. Erhardt wrote:
>Now I thought it would be cool to include animated gifs into my lecture texts
>for my students.
Animated Gif is not supported directly, as normal Gif is not supported
by LaTeX or pdfLaTeX. You will have to split it first into a set of
numbered graphics files. Depending on the workflow you intend to use,
you have to choose the appropriate format for the graphics.

>I input  the animated.pdf image file, like I usually do it with images, but,
>expectedly,  the picture did not show up.
You cannot include a PDF containing animate.sty created animations into
a new document. Like usual PDF links, this type of animations is made up
of so called PDF annotations. They get lost when the document containing
them is included into another document using the commands of the graphicx
or pdfpage packages. Instead, you will have to create them again from
the original image sequence, be it external graphics files or inline
defined PSTricks or TikZ pictures. The kind of graphics determines the
workflow for the document, that is, latex->dvips->ps2pdf in the case of
PSTricks and external EPS files.

>As far as I know, the beamer package also requires PDFLatex, ...
It seems to be an ineradicable, perisiting rumor that Beamer cannot be
used with the latex->dvips->ps2pdf workflow. There is no problem with
it, just create your PSTricks graphics inside Beamer documents as you do
it with standard document classes.


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