[Xy-pic] Angled lines and Postscript

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Sun Aug 14 22:49:11 CEST 2011

Hello Bryan,

On 15/08/2011, at 6:19 AM, Bryan Eastin wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there any good way to get Xy-pic to typeset diagonal or angled
> lines to a Postscript file without using the \xyoption command to load
> special purpose drivers?

Using LaTeX, just specify the driver options with \usepackage :


This assumes you are not processing with pdfTeX, since you say
you want a PostScript file.

If not using LaTeX, then just have a block of \xyoption{...}
commands which you can comment or uncomment at will.

Alternatively use the latest Xy-pic with automatic Xypdf support,
and pdfTeX as the processing engine, then use your OS to print
the PDF to PostScript. That should work quite well for most things
that Xy-pic provides.

> (This is a trimmed down version of an earlier question.)
> Thank you,
> Bryan

Hope this helps,


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