[texhax] postscript printing

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jun 24 11:31:05 CEST 2004

> On Thu, June 24 2004 04:25, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> > you don't in general _want_ "postscript" for inclusion in (la)tex
> > documents, since general postscript is not self-contained and can muck
> > things up in areas around it, quite apart from the sort of peculiarity
> > you're seeing.
> But then why do postscript images created in R are perfectly visible on the 
> dvi file created by latex'ing the original '.tex' file?

i presume "r" (which i've never used) is _only_ producing images (rather
than complete documents, as oo is capable of), so confusingly creates
eps when it says it's producing ps.

> > does openoffice not offer "encapsulated postscript" (.eps) output?  if
> > it does, use that.  if it doesn't, either use the postscript output you
> > _do_ get, or investigate translation functions like those in gsview.
> I'm using the latest OOo version (1.1) and, at least in Calc, there's only an 
> option to print to a postscript file. No 'eps', unfortunately.

sigh.  perhaps it feels it has to be grotty, since it's emulating m$
apps, and they don't typically get eps right...

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