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

Roberto Avanzi roberto.avanzi at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 20:04:58 EST 2007

On 31 Jan 2007, at 22:30, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Jan 31, 2007, at 3:13 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> ...
>> You may try, in TeXShop's Preferences > Engine > TeX + dvips +  
>> distiller, to use the commands:
>> - For TeX: simpdftex tex --maxpfb --extradvipsopts "- 
>> dAutoRotatePages=/None"
>> - For LaTeX: simpdftex latex --maxpfb --extradvipsopts "- 
>> dAutoRotatePages=/None"
>> Bruno Voisin
> Howdy,
> I believe you can make it the default by adding
> export GS_OPTIONS="-dAutoRotatePages=/None"
> to both .bash_profile (for a login bash shell) and .bashrc (for a  
> non-login bash shell) and
> setenv GS_OPTIONS "-dAutoRotatePages=/None"
> in .cshrc (is this only login?).
> These files should be in your home directory.

I did not find them, I probably should create them then.
But upon googling the archive with keywords  simpdftex  and   
I found this


where it was suggested to alter the last line of  ps2pdfwr


exec $GS_EXECUTABLE $OPTIONS -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dAutoRotatePages=/ 
None -sDEVICE=pdfwrite "-sOu
tputFile=$outfile" $OPTIONS -c .setpdfwrite -f "$infile"

I believe, the default AutoRotatePages should not be a default, and  
this is
still a kludge, since it overrides it.  Where can I change is  
globally, and
in such a way that it is not changed again when I reinstall ghostscript?

Well... for now at least one old problem has been solved


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