[texhax] postscript printing

Philip G. Ratcliffe philipratcliffe at tiscali.it
Thu Jun 24 12:31:31 CEST 2004

> > 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?

Some programmes produce "good" postscript and some don't.

> > 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.

As Robin suggest, .eps is the form you should use.  If you can't produce
that with your particular application, you can try one of three things
(short of using a different programme):

1.  If available, output the images as .jpg and then use the convertor

2.  Use Ghostview to convert to .eps (it's in the menu and there's also some

3.  Open the .ps file with an ordinary text editor and check the header and
trailer lines; they should be something like




Anything else (especialy with funny control characters) can be safely
chopped - they are usually printer specific instructions (many, many Windogs
printer applications put them in).

Cordialmente,  Philip G. Ratcliffe

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