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Re: postscript

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  • Subject: [mg24787] Re: postscript
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 00:32:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <8mr0r2$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On 9 Aug 2000, Martin Richter wrote:

> Has anyone succeeded in plotting graphics to a postscript file
> Display["c:/data/", plot1]
> gives a ghostview error
> Loaded Ghostscript DLL C:\Aladdin\gs6.0\bin\gsdll32.dll
> Aladdin Ghostscript 6.0 (2000-02-03)
> Copyright (C) 2000 Aladdin Enterprises, Menlo Park, CA.  All rights
> reserved.
> This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.
> Displaying non DSC file C:/data/
> Unrecoverable error: undefined in MathPictureStart
> --- Begin offending input ---
> --- End offending input ---
> file offset = 1024
> gsdll_execute_cont returns -21

Try adding the third argument "EPS" to your command.  The two-argument
form of Display[] generates abbreviated Mathematica PostScript which is
not readily understood by standard PostScript interpreters.

P.J. Hinton
User Interface Programmer                         paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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