# [texhax] pstricks

Philip G. Ratcliffe philipratcliffe at tiscali.it
Thu Jan 19 23:07:05 CET 2006

> I can't figure out what is wrong here.? I have used pstricks
> extensively in the past, and other files which call it seem
> to work fine.? But in my most recent attempt to do so, I am
> getting the error message that it doesn't recognize the basic
> commands (\psarc, \psline,...), even though it seems to
> recognize the environment pspicture.? So I copied my complete
> pspicture command set to a file, using TeXShop's latex template
> and nothing else (except I inserted \usepackage{pstricks});
> this is attached.? The tex file sits on my desktop, and I am
> again getting \psarc and \psline as undefined commands.? It
> does recognize \uput.

Well, since it works for me using LaTeX, I can only surmise that you're trying to use pdfLaTeX, which isn't a good idea since it doesn't work with postscript inserts!  But that's a whole FAQ (or even VFAQ).

Cheers,  Phil Ratcliffe