[texhax] PSTricks

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Wed Aug 8 09:41:20 CEST 2007

On  7 Aug, 2007, at 11:24, Rajanikant Bhatt wrote:

> Hi,
>  I have been using PSTricks for graphics in my texts. I have been  
> using Timothy Van Zandt's User's guide.

Isn't it a little bit old? I would advise you to check The Indian TUG  


Chapter 9, ``Tricks with text'' is, I think, what you're looking for;  
but all chapters are worth reading (and you can download both the PDF  
with the chapter as well as the source code).

> On page 76 of this guide there is article 38 about typesetting text  
> along a path. I tried his instructins but nothing works. He says  
> that it works with Rokicki's dvips. I do not what it is ( I am not  
> much into computor jargons) and how to obtain and use it. Can I get  
> some help?
> I use windows and the software I installed and use is called WinEdt 
> (2).

WinEdt is really a front-end to an actual TeX distribution, which  
might be, in your case, MikTeX or TeXLive, right?

I see in WinEdt's web site snapshots that it has a button ``dvi- 
 >ps''; that runs dvips, after you have run TeX or LaTeX. Then there  
is another button ``ps->pdf'' ---if you run that too it will create a  
PDF you can view with Acrobat Reader, for example.



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