[OS X TeX] {picture}

Aaron Jackson jackson at negril.msrce.howard.edu
Fri Dec 3 15:34:49 EST 2004

As Christopher said, you need to use pdftricks if you use pdflatex and 
pstricks, which will be most likely the case if you have only been 
using LaTeX for a few weeks.  Add the following untested lines the what 
was previously written:

On Dec 3, 2004, at 3:01 PM, Christopher Allen wrote:

> I'm not laughing, I'm hoping to save you some of the trouble I went 
> through discovering tons of stuff on my own.
> There is disagreement on the list as to whether it is kind to suggest 
> pstricks to someone new. I'm of the side that finds its consistency 
> nice. It's very similar to the picture environment, but allows for 
> more growth. \pdftricks should work, too. There is a lot of power in 
> them. The repeat placements I've shown can be done from within the 
> picture environment, too, but I can't remember the syntax off the top 
> of my head. I can't remember how many points to a centimeter; I'll 
> just use 1cm instead of 36pt to keep things looking the same; 
> \pstricks uses cm by default. You could do:
% This goes in document preamble
> \usepackage{pstricks}
> \usepackage{multips}
%This goes in document body
> \begin{pspicture}(1,1)
> \multips(0,0)(1.2,0){5}{\psframe(1,1)}
> \multips(0,0)(1.2,0){5}{\psline[linethickness=2pt](1,0)(1,1)}
> \psline(-.2,-1.4)(3.6,-1.4)
> \end{pspicture}

If you have a current version of gwtex, this should work with both 
latex and pdftatex.  Otherwise, you'll need to reinstall (old versions 
are missing bbox and ps2eps which are required for pdftricks to work).  
You will also need to get the multips package.  It doesn't seem to be 
on my system...


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