[OS X TeX] Pdftricks doesn't seem to fit with the new gwTeX distribution

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Oct 2 15:54:27 EDT 2005

On Oct 2, 2005, at 2:30 PM, Franck Pastor wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> I have just installed the new gwTeX distribution (TeXLive 2005,  
> PowerPc binary) and I've suddenly run into a strange problem, with  
> a file containing a pstricks figure, compiled with pdfLaTeX using  
> pdftricks (in fact, the Newpdftricks package by Herb Schulz). The  
> figure takes a whole page of the document, only for itself. It  
> happened with Newpdftricks, not with the original pdftricks  
> package, and I don't have any problem if I run TeX+Ghostcript,  
> without pdftricks of course. Here is an (oversimplified) short  
> version of this figure :
> ...
> This simple source produces a three pages pdf document ! First a  
> void page, then the figure and finally the short text... And more,  
> with this simplified version, now not only Newpdftricks but also  
> the original pdftricks produce that strange behavior !!
> I'm completely lost... Any idea of what happened ?


I'll have to look into this. It fails with the installed pdftricks as  
well as the one I re-wrote. I can see that pdfcrop seems to fail when  
it tries to do a pdftex run but I'll have to look into the pdfcrop  
script to see what's going on.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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