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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 16:13:15 CEST 2009

2009/8/4 John Minter <jrminter at gmail.com>:
> 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...
I think you should specify the proper size with -t option when calling
dvips. Alternatively you can use \special{papersize=...} in your
document and then use -t unknown with dvips. ps2pdf should be able to
recognize the orientation and put it correctly in PDF, but it may
happen that this functionality is switched of. I do not remember the
option for handling it but it is documented in the GS manual.

>>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>
> [1<./gklogo.eps><./gklogo.eps><./gklogo.eps><./gklogo.eps>]
>>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

Zdeněk Wagner

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