[pstricks] Monochrome option

Nitecki, Zbigniew H. Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu
Thu Feb 8 04:35:54 CET 2018

I have recently completed a book project in which I extensively used figures in pstricks and in particular in pst-solides3D, gleefully putting in lots of colors.   Now I am told by my publisher that they want the book in monochrome (color adds way too much to the production costs for a printed book).

When I tried to put a monochrome option in my document style command (\documentstyle[11pt,monochrome]{book}) pstricks just ignored it.
Then the tech team at the publisher suggested modifications to my color definitions (in a colormacros.sty file); with these, the plain pstricks figures came out monochrome, but the  pst-solides3D still insists on some colors. This may be simply because the particular colors were not covered in the redefinitions provided by the tech team.  But it would be much more convenient if I could just call a monochrome type option for pstricks in the preamble.  Is such a thing possible, and if so how do I do it?

I initially sent this question to the Tex on Mac OS X list;  Luis Sequeira suggested this list; Herb Schulz gave me something he found in the pstricks documentation;  I am not conversant with this kind of definition but I copied it into my preamble and tried running it (without the nocolor option in the documentstyle declaration);  the net effect was that everything came out colored.

I attach my “master” file with the full preamble, which then calls individual chapters etc.  Herb’s suggested insert (commented out) is the second “paragraph” of the file, and the various pstricks calls are the third paragraph.  Toward the end of the seventh paragraph (starting with \usepackage{historymacros}) has two uncommented attempts to call the color-defining macro (colormacrosOld is my original macro file);
the colormacros call at the end (not commented out) is to the file modified according to my publisher’s tech staff suggestion.  I attach that file as well.

Zbigniew Nitecki
Department of Mathematics
Tufts University
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