[powerdot] Re: Minimal file (problems with getting correct layouts with TexLive)

  • From: Patrice MÉGRET <Patrice.MEGRET@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "powerdot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <powerdot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 08:50:37 +0000

Dear Y.Calleecharan,

Your sample file compiles perfectly if I remove 'nopsheader' in the options of 

I used TexLive 2010 + Ghostview 4.9 (GS 9.04 and pdfwrite)  to convert into 
pdf. Don't forget to check 'Variable Page Size' to get the right size in the 
pdf (otherwise you get A4 pages on which your screen pages are displayed ).

Please find enclosed the result and below the listfiles I used:

 *File List*
powerdot.cls    2011/09/15 v1.4h powerdot presentation class (HA,CE)
 xkeyval.sty    2008/08/13 v2.6a package option processing (HA)
 xkeyval.tex    2008/08/13 v2.6a key=value parser (HA)
 article.cls    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
  size10.clo    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
  size10.clo    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
geometry.sty    2010/07/13 v5.5 Page Geometry
   ifpdf.sty    2010/01/28 v2.1 Provides the ifpdf switch (HO)
  ifvtex.sty    2010/03/01 v1.5 Switches for detecting VTeX and its modes (HO)
hyperref.sty    2010/09/11 v6.81m Hypertext links for LaTeX
 ltxcmds.sty    2010/04/26 v1.7 LaTeX kernel commands for general use (HO)
kvsetkeys.sty    2010/03/01 v1.9 Key value parser (HO)
infwarerr.sty    2010/04/08 v1.3 Providing info/warning/message (HO)
etexcmds.sty    2010/01/28 v1.3 Prefix for e-TeX command names (HO)
pdfescape.sty    2010/03/01 v1.9 Provides hex, PDF name and string conversions 
pdftexcmds.sty    2010/04/01 v0.9 Utility functions of pdfTeX for LuaTeX (HO)
ifluatex.sty    2010/03/01 v1.3 Provides the ifluatex switch (HO)
 ifxetex.sty    2010/09/12 v0.6 Provides ifxetex conditional
 hycolor.sty    2009/12/12 v1.6 Color options of hyperref/bookmark (HO)
xcolor-patch.sty    2009/12/12 xcolor patch
letltxmacro.sty    2008/06/24 v1.3 Let assignment for LaTeX macros (HO)
  pd1enc.def    2010/09/11 v6.81m Hyperref: PDFDocEncoding definition (HO)
 intcalc.sty    2007/09/27 v1.1 Expandable integer calculations (HO)
hyperref.cfg    2002/06/06 v1.2 hyperref configuration of TeXLive
kvoptions.sty    2010/02/22 v3.7 Keyval support for LaTeX options (HO)
     url.sty    2006/04/12  ver 3.3  Verb mode for urls, etc.
  bitset.sty    2007/09/28 v1.0 Data type bit set (HO)
bigintcalc.sty    2007/11/11 v1.1 Expandable big integer calculations (HO)
atbegshi.sty    2010/03/25 v1.12 At begin shipout hook (HO)
  hdvips.def    2010/09/11 v6.81m Hyperref driver for dvips
 pdfmark.def    2010/09/11 v6.81m Hyperref definitions for pdfmark specials
rerunfilecheck.sty    2010/03/16 v1.6 Rerun checks for auxiliary files (HO)
atveryend.sty    2010/03/24 v1.5 Hooks at very end of document (HO)
uniquecounter.sty    2009/12/18 v1.1 Provides unlimited unique counter (HO)
graphicx.sty    1999/02/16 v1.0f Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
graphics.sty    2009/02/05 v1.0o Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
    trig.sty    1999/03/16 v1.09 sin cos tan (DPC)
graphics.cfg    2010/04/23 v1.9 graphics configuration of TeX Live
   dvips.def    1999/02/16 v3.0i Driver-dependant file (DPC,SPQR)
pstricks.sty    2011/04/23 v0.50 LaTeX wrapper for `PSTricks' (RN,HV)
pstricks.tex    2011/04/23 v2.20 `PSTricks' (tvz,hv)
pst-xkey.tex    2005/11/25 v1.6 PSTricks specialization of xkeyval (HA)
  pst-fp.tex    2011/04/23 v2.20 `PST-fp' (hv)
  xcolor.sty    2007/01/21 v2.11 LaTeX color extensions (UK)
   color.cfg    2007/01/18 v1.5 color configuration of teTeX/TeXLive
enumitem.sty    2011/09/28 v3.5.2 Customized lists
verbatim.sty    2003/08/22 v1.5q LaTeX2e package for verbatim enhancements
powerdot-aggie.sty    2005/12/10 v1.3 aggie style (JS,HA)
   times.sty    2005/04/12 PSNFSS-v9.2a (SPQR) 
  pifont.sty    2005/04/12 PSNFSS-v9.2a Pi font support (SPQR) 
    upzd.fd    2001/06/04 font definitions for U/pzd.
    upsy.fd    2001/06/04 font definitions for U/psy.
pst-grad.sty    2004/07/15 package wrapper for pst-grad.tex (hv)
pst-grad.tex    2006/11/27 1.06 `pst-grad' (tvz)
 amssymb.sty    2009/06/22 v3.00
amsfonts.sty    2009/06/22 v3.00 Basic AMSFonts support
 amsmath.sty    2000/07/18 v2.13 AMS math features
 amstext.sty    2000/06/29 v2.01
  amsgen.sty    1999/11/30 v2.0
  amsbsy.sty    1999/11/29 v1.2d
  amsopn.sty    1999/12/14 v2.01 operator names
  ot1phv.fd    2001/06/04 scalable font definitions for OT1/phv.
 nameref.sty    2010/04/30 v2.40 Cross-referencing by name of section
refcount.sty    2008/08/11 v3.1 Data extraction from references (HO)
gettitlestring.sty    2009/12/18 v1.3 Cleanup title references (HO)
"Document-TeX 1".bm
"Document-TeX 1".bm
"Document-TeX 1".toc
    umsa.fd    2009/06/22 v3.00 AMS symbols A
    umsb.fd    2009/06/22 v3.00 AMS symbols B

Best regards and happy new year.



-----Message d'origine-----
De : powerdot-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:powerdot-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] De la 
part de Yogeshwarsing Calleecharan
Envoyé : vendredi 30 décembre 2011 07:24
À : powerdot@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc : caridade@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; yogcal@xxxxxx
Objet : [powerdot] Re: Minimal file (problems with getting correct layouts with 

Here is a minimal file. The file defense.tex can also be downloaded from


(The defense.dvi at the above link was made from the full file and not from 
this minimal tex file)



  \item These eccentricities and the phenomenon of \textcolor{red}{unbalanced 
magnetic pull} (UMP) mutually affect each other\\[3.7mm]
  \item The present work has as aims to give insights on the dynamics' 
behaviours of the UMP, a phenomenon known for over 100 years \end{itemize} 

\begin{slide}[toc=The UMP]{More about the unbalanced magnetic pull$\ldots$} 
\onslide*{1}{ \begin{itemize} \item The UMP has two components: A 
\textcolor{red}{radial} component and a \textcolor{red}{tangential} 
one\\[3.7mm] \end{itemize} }

\item The UMP has two components: A \textcolor{red}{radial} component and a 
\textcolor{red}{tangential} one\\[3.7mm] \end{itemize} }



The above works fine with TeXLive 2008 when compiling to DVI, PS and PDF. But 
it doesn't work with TexLive 2011 (updated as of Dec 29, 2011). 
I have never been able to make it work with TeXLive 2010 also.

Would anyone kindly show me how to process this tex file to get the right PS 
and right PDF files. I've tried virtually all commands that I could on the 
command line with TexLive 2011/2010 but was never successful.

Thank you very much.

Best Regards,

On 12/29/2011 4:35 PM, Pedro Jorge Caridade wrote:
> Dear Calleecharan
> Could you try to send just a minimal tex file? I have tried to make 
> the ps but got some errors (figures, etc). If it is what I recall, the 
> problem is in config.ps file.
> Best
> Pedro
> On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 8:41 AM, Yogeshwarsing Calleecharan 
> <yogeshwarsing.calleecharan@xxxxxx>  wrote:
>> Hello,
>>          I have been using powerdot for some years (since 2008) with 
>> TexLive on Windows XP and with the recent versions of TeXLive I 
>> cannot simply produce a PS or PDF output with the correct layout in 
>> powerdot. So I keep my TeXLive 2008 to create my presentations in 
>> powerdot. Here is a link to a DVI file (defense.dvi) that I produced in 
>> powerdot.:
>> http://petitlien.fr/dvi
>> (The link will expand to a Guest account in GMX).
>> Can someone test with commands at the command prompt (dvips and 
>> ps2pdf) if one can produce correct PS and PDF files? I have tried but 
>> without any success.
>> Thank you.
>> My best wishes for a great new year.
>> Best Regards,
>> Y.Calleecharan

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