[OS X TeX] pdftricks

Aaron Jackson jackson at negril.msrce.howard.edu
Sun Nov 14 12:57:50 EST 2004

The file works for me...

On Nov 14, 2004, at 12:30 PM, Michael Kubovy wrote:
> <texc.pro><pstricks.pro><pst- 
> dots.pro><texps.pro><special.pro><color.pro>.
> <cmr10.pfb>[1]
> sh: line 1: ps2eps: command not found

The documentation for pdftricks sucks!  It took me a while to figure  
this one out, but you need two additional programs to use pdftricks: a  
shell script ps2eps and a c binary called bbox.  You can get them from:


You have to compile the c program (the tar file comes with a binary for  
macos, but I never use UNIX pre-compiled binaries), which is not a  
problem if you installed Apple's dev tools (gcc -o bbox bbox.c).

It would be nice if these were installed by default.  I suspect that GW  
never uses pdftricks, so he is not aware of this "problem"...

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