[OS X TeX] PSTricks

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Wed Jun 5 11:16:37 EDT 2002

> Hi everyone,
> I'm a greenhorn in using LaTeX, so this might be a silly question...
> I'm using TeXShop version 1.17 and need to use PSTricks as well.
> Unfortunately, I can't get it to 
> work properly. I have put a typical part of the log below (just in case the
> use of PSTricks within 
> TeXShop is not a general but an individual problem).

PSTricks does not work directly with the pdfTeX mode of TeXShop.
Instead, you should use TeX+Ghostscript.
> There has been some thread about PSTricks and TeXShop before. I didn't quite
> understand the 
> problem there, but the solution was to download a pdftricks.sty file. In

This requires extra processing, or scripts run from the Unix command-line.

> case that's what I need 
> to do - what do I do to this file once I've downloaded it?
> Thanks for your attention!
> Cheers,
> Nadine
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/pst-all.sty
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/tex/latex/graphics/pstcol.sty
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/pstricks.sty
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/pstricks.tex
> `PSTricks' v97 patch 14  <1999/12/23> (tvz)
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/pstricks.con)))
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/tex/latex/graphics/color.sty
> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/tex/latex/config/color.cfg))
> ! Undefined control sequence.
> <recently read> \c at lor@to at ps 
> l.41 \psset at bordercolor{white}
> ? ! Undefined control sequence.
> <argument> ...\string \color @white\endcsname \@@ 

This should go away when the correct driver file is loaded
for dvips as the backend processor, rather than pdfTeX.

Hope this helps,

	Ross Moore

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