[texhax] upgrade of PSTricks documentation

Tom Schneider toms at ncifcrf.gov
Wed May 3 20:45:17 CEST 2006


>  > By "distilling" I assume you mean convertion to PDF with some
>  > commercial program?  Do you mean ps2pdf?
> No, I meant using Adobe Acrobat Distiller (the standard way
> of converting PS files to PDF); "ps2pdf" /may/ do the same,
> but I have no experience of it whatsoever ...

That's what I thought.  I assume that it is not command line based. 
This means that every time you want a PDF you have to open this thing
run it, write it out ... That takes a lot of time compared to a script
run from atchange!!  To get my pdf I typically need to do only one
thing: type a comma ...

>  > That's all fine, but you have found a secondary source.
> I would not be worried whether primary, secondary or tertiary,
> so long as I found what I needed.

I have a program called hexbin that I put on the web.  Many people
wrote to me trying to understand how to use it.  They wanted the Mac
related hexbin (I think).  Same name, totally different program. 
There can be modified versions of a file, old versions, and so on.  If
I'm going to modfiy the *official*copy* then I need to get the
*official*copy*!  I can't afford to waste my time on guesses.

>  > I am looking for the *original* tex files so that I can CORRECT this
>  > manual.
> Ah, that's far harder to find, I suspect.  However, this appears
> to be the source that was used to generate the PS files to which
> I referred earlier :
> ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/graphics/pstricks/obsolete/src/pst-user.tex

Well that's really interesting, that does seem to be it.  It is,
however, in the 'obsolete' directory.  That implies that there is a
more modern version.


  Dr. Thomas D. Schneider
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research Nanobiology Program
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  toms at ncifcrf.gov
  permanent email: toms at alum.mit.edu (use only if first address fails)


More information about the texhax mailing list