# [OS X TeX] Pdftricks problem

Aaron Jackson jackson at negril.msrce.howard.edu
Thu Feb 3 11:18:39 EST 2005

On Feb 3, 2005, at 10:43 AM, Vince McGarry wrote:

> Thanks for response, but this is the complete latex file that causes
> the
> problem---this problem does not occur when using
> latex/ghostscript---only
> pdflatex.

I say that you didn't send the complete file, because I had to add the
\documentclass, \begin{document} and \end{document} tags.  What was
sent could not be ran through latex or pdflatex.

>  I am using the most current version of everything and would be
> pleased to send you a copy of the ps graphic, pdf graphic, latex file,
> and
> my log file with file list if you have the time and think you might be
> able
> to help.

I don't know how much help I can give you, but all pdftricks does is
make a separate file for each pdfpic and then run it through
latex->dvips->ps2eps->epstopdf and then include the resulting pdf back
into the main document.  You should be able to run everything by hand
from the command line and get the same result.  In fact, the exact
commands are in the log file.  So, if it works with latex/dvips it
should also work with pdflatex.

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