[pstricks] PSTricks and PDF

Helmer Aslaksen mathelmr at nus.edu.sg
Wed May 26 08:52:23 CEST 2010


I managed to solve three of my problems on my own.

My auto-pst-pdf just required refreshing the MiKTeX FNDB! Stupid me. :(

The pdftricks problem was a bit harder, but I found a link on http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~pneumann/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=MyUniversity.PdfTricks  to a modification by Shujun LI  and that solved the problem.

ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages=/None <file-pics.ps> <file-pics.pdf> still does not work. If I do not include the output file name I get a message about Unrecoverable error: typecheck in .putdeviceprops. But then I removed the -d option, and
ps2pdf <file-pics.ps> worked like a dream.

I'm still looking for a pdf2eps script for MiKTeX, but I will try the Linux one under Cygwin later.

Helmer Aslaksen

From: Helmer Aslaksen
Sent: Wednesday, 26 May, 2010 11:35 AM
To: 'pstricks at tug.org'
Subject: PSTricks and PDF


I'm trying to set up PSTricks using MiKTeX 2.8 on Windows 7. I have studied the page


and have tried four ways of PDF export, but have had trouble with all four of them.

Ps2pdf: Creating the pdf file was easy, but the link to the pdf2eps script was bad. I found another shell script online, but is there a simple way to do this with MiKTeX? Or should I install Cygwin?

Pst-pdf: ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages=/None <file-pics.ps> <file-pics.pdf> did not work for me. A GhostScript window came up, but no file was created.

Auto-pst-pdf: I got a long log file. The first error simply says "Creation of test-auto-pst-pdf-pics.pdf failed."

Pdftricks: I got an error saying

(pdftricks)                No \write 18 capability.
(pdftricks)                You'll have to run a script by yourself!

I executed pdflatex --enable-write18, but maybe some internal calls did not enable write 18.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

Helmer Aslaksen
Dept. of Mathematics
National Univ. of Singapore
Singapore 117543

aslaksen at math.nus.edu.sg

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