# [OS X TeX] epic, dvi, and pdf

Wayne Richter richter at math.umn.edu
Sat Mar 20 16:14:30 EDT 2010


On Sat, 20 Mar 2010, Alan Munn wrote:

> On Mar 20, 2010, at 2:21 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>
>
>       On Mar 20, 2010, at 12:21 PM, Wayne Richter wrote:
>
>             sorry if this has been discussed before.
>
>
>             here is a close to minimal example.
>
>             When I typeset the following:
>
>
>             \documentclass[12pt]{article}
>
>             \usepackage{amsmath}
>
>             \usepackage{amssymb,latexsym}
>
>             \usepackage{epic,eepic}
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>             \begin{document}
>
>             \begin{picture}(100,100)
>
>             \put(0,10){\line(1,0){115}}
>
>             \put(0,10){\line(0,1){80}}
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>             \put(0,90){\line(1,0){194}}
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>             \put(114,10){\line(1,1){80}}
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>             \end{picture}
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>             \end{document}
>
>
>             using the TeX+DVI option it comes out fine (a nice
>             trapezoid).
>
>             But when I tex it using the Pdftex option, the pdf
>             file does not show
>
>             the last line (of slope 1).
>
>
>             Why? Or, more precisely, does this mean I should be
>             using the TeX+DVI
>
>             option when I am doing this kind of graphics?
>
>
>             Thanks,
>
>
>             Wayne
>
>
>       Howdy,
>
>       Chances are that eepic uses eps commands to create the lines of
>       arbitrary slope which are not supported by pdflatex.
>
>       This is similar to the problem of using pstricks under pdflatex:
>       all methods that allow you to include pstricks in pdflatex
>       documents (e.g., the pdftricks and pst-pdf packages), in fact,
>       will create a separate file (or files) and use latex, etc., to
>       compile those files into cropped pdf files which are then
>       included into the original document.
>
>
> This is not the only solution, especially for stuff that only requires epic.
> things they will work the same way.  Your minimal file certainly does,
> although I don't know if there are other differences that might bite you,
> but it's worth a try.
>
> Alan
>
>
> --
> Alan Munn
> amunn at gmx.com
>
Thanks for the prompt replies.  pict2e works!

Wayne