[OS X TeX] Page origin problem with TeXLive and dvips
roberto.avanzi at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 12:03:54 EST 2007
On 1 Feb 2007, at 17:55, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> Sorry to have you experiment so much.
Well, I hope my adventures may help someone else too!
> Try replacing the = by a space:
> --distiller "ps2pdf13 -dAutoRotatePages=/None"
> and if that doesn't work we'll have to think about it for a while :-(.
Sorry to disappoint you, but if I do this, in the console I read
[...SNIP SNIP SNIP...]
### Saving intermediary ps file /tmp/altpdflatex.17170-1170349133/
ml9.ps as ml9.ps
### ps2pdf13 -dAutoRotatePages=/None /tmp/altpdflatex.
/usr/texbin/simpdftex: line 538: ps2pdf13 -dAutoRotatePages=/None: No
such file or directory
### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdflatex.17170-1170349133/ml9.pdf ()
> If you have Apple's distiller chose there might be a problem;
> letting TeXShop use GS should not present a problem since that is
> the default used by simpdftex.
Oh yeah, that makes things even funnier.
I believe that the problem is in Ghostscript (the difficulty to override
page rotation presets is considered, rather euphemistically, a
in the documentation) and this automatic rotation of pages introduces a
potentially non reliable pseudo-randomness that is against the spirit of
a tool like gs - hence it should be removed at the root. I edited
ps2pdfwr at the moment, and will have to remember to do that in the
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