[Xy-pic] problem after 3.7 -> 3.8.1 upgrade

balducci at univ.trieste.it balducci at univ.trieste.it
Thu Jun 17 09:26:01 CEST 2010

Hi Daniel

> there are three possibilities to compile your document correctly:
> 1) Write \usepackage[dvips]{xy} in your document preamble and compile it by
>       latex xytest.tex
>       dvips -N0 xytest.dvi
>       ps2pdf xytest.ps
> as you did before.
> 2) Leave the document as it is and compile it with pdfLaTeX:
>       pdflatex xytest.tex
> 3) Leave the document as it is and compile it with LaTeX and dvipdfm(x):
>       latex xytest.tex
>       dvipdfmx -V 5 xytest.dvi
> (I personally prefer the last method. No. 1 is one unnecessary step, and 
> No. 2 usually produces larger PDF files. But each possibility is fine if 
> your document workflow requires one of these procedures.)

I thank you really very much: adding the [dvips] option fixes

(Apologies for the noise, but, as I said, I'm just a


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