[OS X TeX] Configuring woes with ghostscript (ps2pdf) after bleeding edge installs

Hans Marius Eikseth heikseth at online.no
Tue Jan 23 15:07:14 EST 2007

> However, my latex->dvips->ps2pdf route of typesetting now had 
> wrong page formatting in final output (looks almost as if a 
> letter paper form is superimposed onto my presentation (that 
> should typeset as screen-friendly landscape-oriented), 
> leaving out a sizeable portion to the right).

Ok, I think I managed to solve this. I'm a happy camper again :)

My less-than-1337 bug-hunting skillz may have obscured (to me anyway) the
exact solution, as it turns out that the TeXShop viewer doesn't display the
landscaped slides correctly anyway - and I *might* not have checked with
Acrobat the gwTeX/i-Install configure ghostscript step: Only after the TeX
Live 2007 step. What I did anyway, was running the 'Install&configure' on
Ghostscript (not only 'Configure', as per last post). [I also ran ps2pdf
directly from commandline once, but that shouldn't have anything to do with

Result? I have the latest-and-greatest TeX package (Thanks, Gerben Wierda!),
including the powerdot package (yoo-hoo) that prompted my roundabout saga in
the first place :)

Now - on to doing something productive, for a change ;)

Best regards,
Hans Marius Eikseth

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