[XeTeX] Alternative to tree-dvips?

Jonas Wellendorf Jonas.Wellendorf at cms.uib.no
Mon Apr 11 23:45:46 CEST 2005

På 11. apr. 2005 kl. 07.47 skrev Jonathan Kew:

> 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.
> JK
Thank you for your help and attention.

The (primitive) solution I have settled at for the time being is to 
write my sentence including the arrows created with tree-dvips in 
regular latex with Tex and Ghostscript in stead of pdftex. The 
resulting pdf-file I convert to jpeg and include in my xetex document.

Jonas W.

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