[XeTeX] Alternative to tree-dvips?

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Mon Apr 11 09:47:31 CEST 2005

On 11 Apr 2005, at 12:28 am, Herb Schulz wrote:

> Interestingly, pdftricks along with pstricks works fine in XeLaTeX 
> with one
> caveat. I've just run a simple document through it and all went well.
> The pdftricks package stores all of the pstricks information for the
> pstricks pictures in separate files which are then processed through
> latex->dvips->ps3pdf->pdfcrop (at least in the adapted version I have 
> been
> using) or some other line of commands that lead to a pdf version of the
> figure with the correct Bounding Box. It then uses the graphicx 
> package to
> simply include the graphic.

Yes, that sounds familiar; I think it's been discussed on the list 
previously, hasn't it.

Unless I'm misunderstanding the need and/or how the various packages 
relate to one another, however, I don't think this will help the OP 
with his specific issue, which looked like it involved drawing an arrow 
from one arbitrary point in the typeset text to another, rather than 
constructing a self-contained figure.

But if {ps|pdf}tricks can provide what he needs, that'd be great. I'll 
be the first to admit that I know very little about the capabilities of 
these various packages.


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