[texhax] Including tiff figures in LaTeX

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Jul 1 17:51:51 CEST 2004

    Is there some way to enjoy
    both the resources of pdflatex *and* pstricks?

Fundamentally, no.  pstricks requires full PostScript, which is
precisely what PDF was designed to avoid.

One workaround is pdftricks (see CTAN), it requires allowing subprocess
execution in the TeX configuration.

See also the purifyeps package.  I haven't looked at that.

You may find these to be interesting reading:

As well as various other results from googling  pdflatex pstricks .


P.S. Robin, you may want to enhance the FAQ entry on this subject with
some of the info from the above page.

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