[OS X TeX] Page origin problem with TeXLive and dvips

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Wed Jan 31 16:13:53 EST 2007

Le 31 janv. 07 à 21:19, Roberto Avanzi a écrit :

> On 31 Jan 2007, at 19:24, Richard Koch wrote:
>> Maybe this remark is not so important for us because documents  
>> will be converted to pdf before being sent to the printer.
> Well, no, I have the orientation problems AFTER the conversion to pdf,
> and *only* with the ghostscript converter, not with the Apple (Tiger)
> and Adobe (Pro 8) Distillers.   In fact the distillers "print" to PDF.

If I understand correctly, your problem is automatic rotation of  
certain pages when using the ps2pdf converter (invoked when running  
TeXShop in TeX and Ghostscript mode).

This is a know problem, caused by the default configuration of  
Ghostscript which is to auto-rotate pages based on their content. To  
disactivate this, the trick is invoke ps2pdf with the option:


See <file:///usr/local/share/ghostscript/8.54/doc/Ps2pdf.htm>.

The problem is, I'm not sure of how to insert this option when  
TeXShop invokes ps2pdf through the script simpdftex. The solution has  
been posted to this list, but that was long ago and I don't remember.

You may try, in TeXShop's Preferences > Engine > TeX + dvips +  
distiller, to use the commands:

- For TeX: simpdftex tex --maxpfb --extradvipsopts "- 

- For LaTeX: simpdftex latex --maxpfb --extradvipsopts "- 

Bruno Voisin
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