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### Mark Schmitt - Hardcopy troubles

by Arnold Pizer -
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 Hardcopy troubles topic started 5/17/2003; 10:43:48 AMlast post 5/19/2003; 10:07:14 AM
 Mark Schmitt - Hardcopy troubles  5/17/2003; 10:43:48 AM (reads: 1200, responses: 4) I'm experiencing a very odd problem when downloading hardcopies. For some reason, if there are images involved in the problem, the hardcopy comes out problematic. The hardcopy appears momentarily, then it disappears, leaving a mostly blank postscript file. It appears that the images are not sized correctly and are putting whitespace around themselves, covering up much of the rest of the pages. I downloaded the tex output and the images, and I run into the same issue when I compile on my laptop as I do if my server compiles. This problem wasn't happening earlier in the year, and the only things I can see that may have changed are giftopnm, ppmtopgm, and pnmtops (which were all updated 2/28/03). Is there any easy way to get back to the old version, which seemed to have worked properly? Mark <| Post or View Comments |>

 Zbigniew Fiedorowicz - Re: Hardcopy troubles  5/17/2003; 2:59:50 PM (reads: 1421, responses: 0) Mark, I had a similar problem earlier this year. You need to fiddle with the following lines in system/scripts/gif2eps: #cat $1 |$GIFTOPNM | $PPMTOPGM |$PNMTOPS -noturn 2>/dev/null > $2cat$1 | $GIFTOPNM |$PPMTOPGM | $PNMTOPS -noturn -nosetpage 2>/dev/null >$2# Current versions of pnmtops require the switch -nosetpage but some# earlier versions do not accept this switch. If it causes problems# edit it out. Zig <| Post or View Comments |>

 Michael Gage - Re: Hardcopy troubles  5/17/2003; 3:06:05 PM (reads: 1445, responses: 0) Hi Mark, Jason Farmer at Radison also had a similar problem (see http://webhost.math.rochester.edu/webworkdocs/discuss/msgReader$907 ) but there is no record of how it was resolved. If Zig's trick doesn't work, perhaps you can consult with Jason. Please post a successful resolution to the web, so that it will be quicker to resolve this issue next time. -- Mike <| Post or View Comments |>  Mark Schmitt - Re: Hardcopy troubles 5/19/2003; 8:47:44 AM (reads: 1422, responses: 0) Zig, Thanks. That seems to have done the trick. Adding -nosetpage is the answer. Mark (and this time I'll only submit the message once. Sorry for flooding inboxes on Saturday.) <| Post or View Comments |>  Arnold K. Pizer - Re: Hardcopy troubles 5/19/2003; 10:07:14 AM (reads: 1418, responses: 0) Hi, For further info look at http://webhost.math.rochester.edu/webworkdocs/discuss/msgReader$1365#1366 or more generally do a search for "nosetpage" . Arnie <| Post or View Comments |>