[texhax] postscript printing

W.J. Metzger Wesley.Metzger at cern.ch
Thu Jun 24 12:08:27 CEST 2004

On Thu, 24 Jun 2004, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> > 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...
The lack of a bounding box specification was my first thought too.
But, I just tried it using OO 1.1 and making a ps file using print with
the print to file option, which created a ps file.
Including this file in tex using
worked fine.  I was, no doubt, just lucky that the table filled the page.
Checking with an editor, I found that there was indeed BoundingBox info in
the file.
I noticed that you can make a pdf file using export.  Maybe that would
Good luck, Wes
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