[OS X TeX] TeXniscope problem

André Valentin Andre.J.Valentin at wanadoo.fr
Fri May 12 00:44:53 EDT 2006

Le 10 Mai 2006 23:27:33 +0200, Bruno Voisin a écrit
>> \documentclass{article}
>> \usepackage[dvipsnames]{pstricks}
>> [...]
>> When this file is processed by TeXShop (TeX + Gostscript), all is
>> working fine,
>> and I get the expected result (in the pdf file)
>> But when I double-click the dvi file, TeXniscope translates it
>> (using dvipdfmx) to a (temporary) pdf file
>> and I only get the red text, no (RoyalBlue) frame and no fill color
>> (Cyan)
>  From the dvipdfm doc /Library/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/doc/programs/
> dvipdfm.pdf (p. 20):
> "Complex PostScript code, such as that embedded by the PSTricks
> package, is not supported."
> And from the dvipdfmx web page <http://project.ktug.or.kr/dvipdfmx/>:
> "Nearly arbitrary graphics format can be supported with the help of
> external program as long as they can be translated into single page
> PDF "image" (like dvipdfm). There are few improvement on interpreting
> and translating PostScript code inserted with \special command or
> read from MetaPost output PostScript files. But there are still many
> limitations and restrictions."
> Thus it seems (i) dvipdfm is incompatible with pstricks and (ii)
> dvipdfmx (and hence TeXniscope) isn't any "better" in this respect.
> Unfortunately!

I was not aware of this...
Of course, if I were able to read all docs, as Bruno is, I wouldn' t
ask for help.
Thanks for the clarification!

André Valentin
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