# [OS X TeX] Using pdftex together with pst-plot

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Feb 9 16:28:17 EST 2011

On Feb 9, 2011, at 12:55 PM, André Bellaïche wrote:

> [I have already posted this on the pdftex list, but nobody has answered.]
>
> I have a file with many figures made by pspicture. Unfortunately,  this hinders the using of pdftex and microtype.
>
> Adding \usepackage{pst-pdf} after \usepackage{pst-plot,multido,pst-tree} does not work. Has anybody a better idea ?
>
> André Bellaïche

Howdy,

Just adding the use of those packages is not enough. You've got to use special environments to encapsulate the pstrick stuff. Please read the documentation for pst-pdf: `texdoc pst-pdf` in Terminal or Help->Show Help for Package… in TeXshop.

If you're using TeXShop there is also a pst-pdfmk engine that will do all the extra processing needed by pst-pdf found in ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/Inactive/Latexmk/. There are instructions in that folder to tell you how to enable the engine(s) there too.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)