[tex-live] PDF files cut off using a0poster with current texlive 2009 pretest

John Minter jrminter at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 15:02:39 CEST 2009

Thanks to both of you for your thoughts to date. The problem is not
fonts but getting the page properly sized in the PDF. The poster is in
landscape mode and is properly rendered in the postscript file, but
the PDF seems to get the dimensions swapped and is in portrait mode
with the content cut off at the right border. It worked OK in TL 2009
a couple of days ago but fails now on linux x86_64. Win32, and MacOSX.

Note that dvips and ps2pdf don't complain...

>dvips -Ppdf poster.dvi -o poster.ps
This is dvips(k) 5.98 Copyright 2009 Radical Eye Software (www.radicaleye.com)
' TeX output 2009.08.04:0856' -> poster.ps
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf/dvips/base/tex.pro>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf/dvips/config/alt-rule.pro>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/dvips/pstricks/pstricks.pro>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/dvips/pstricks/pst-algparser.pro>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/dvips/pstricks/pst-dots.pro>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/dvips/pst-grad/pst-grad.pro>
<./a0header.ps><c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf/dvips/base/texps.pro>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf/dvips/base/special.pro>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf/dvips/base/color.pro>.
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmti1.pfb>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmbx1.pfb>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmsy1.pfb>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmcsc.pfb>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmmi1.pfb>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmr17.pffb>
<c:/Program Files/texlive/2009/texmf-dist/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmex1.pfb>

>ps2pdf poster.ps poster.pdf

2009/8/4 Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com>:
> 2009/8/4 hh <hh-brasil at bol.com.br>:
>> In your site there is a line shown
>> dvips -Ppdf poster.dvi
>> If I interpret this right, then there should be a config-file, which is not shown
>> but should be.
>> hh
> -Ppdf asks to load a config file that just modifies some font maps.
> The purpose is to embed all fonts (including the URW replacements for
> the standard fonts). Using updmap(-sys) this behaviour could be set as
> default so that the swich becomes unnecessary. Anyway, if dvips could
> not find a config file, it would complain.
>> Date sent:              Mon, 3 Aug 2009 21:11:23 -0400
>> From:                   John Minter <jrminter at gmail.com>
>> To:                     tex-live at tug.org
>> Subject:                [tex-live] PDF files cut off using a0poster with current
>> texlive
>>        2009 pretest
>>> I have been trying to use the a0poster package to generate scientific
>>> posters. It worked with texlive 2009 pretest until updates from the
>>> last couple of days. Now the pdf files get cut off.This happens both
>>> on my linux x86_64 box and on a windows install. I had successful
>>> conversion using the TeX install that comes with Mandriva 2009.0
>>> x86_64. I haven't been able to find the problem. Any ideas. You can
>>> reproduce the problem using the example files (poster.tex, poster.bib,
>>> and gklogo.eps ] from here:
>>> http://andreas.welcomes-you.com/projects/a0poster/
>>> Any suggestions how I could help debug this?
>>> Thanks,
>>> John
> --
> Zdeněk Wagner
> http://hroch486.icpf.cas.cz/wagner/
> http://icebearsoft.euweb.cz

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