[XeTeX] how to use pstricks with xetex or xelatex
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Thu Aug 14 10:09:12 CEST 2008
Am Wed, 13 Aug 2008 10:59:45 -0700 schrieb Patrick Smith:
> I am relatively new to xetex (actually the whole world of TeX) and I am
> struggling to get pstricks to work. I have been able to muddle my way
> through other configuration and set up issues, but pstricks is giving me
> problems - namely I can "compile" the tex file but the pdf that gets
> generated contains everything *except* the figure drawn by pstricks. All I
> get is a big white space the size of the chart, like it is reserving the
> space for it.
> I am tried both the Basic MacTex 2007 and the full MacTeX 2007 distros on a
> Mac OS X 10.5 system.
> If someone could provide simple installation instructions for pstricks
> and/or a complete tex document known to work with the commands needed to
> compile and produce the pdf with the plot in it, that would be great. I
> could really use whatever pointer anyone has on this.
1. you need a rather recent xetex and xdvipdfmx, and you should use
xdvipdfmx as driver (that's the default with new xetex but not in
2. xetex must find the correct .con-files:
Run the following document and then look in the log-file:
It should contain lines like this
3. Then you can try (attention: very slow compilation!):
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