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Re: [ferret_users] problem with .ps output, v6.85

Heine is correct, but in addition you should issue the command PPL CLSPLT immediately before CAN MOD META, as indicated below. Otherwise the last few commands of the plot can be omitted from the metafile. That could be the reason you are losing the second colorbar. Billy

On Jul 22, 2014, at 7:36 AM, Hein Zelle wrote:

> Sergey Gromov wrote:
>> - in the interactive mode the second colorbar colors are sporadically spoiled (depends on the no. of colors in the first colorbar, window and gif output look OK),
>> - in the '-batch .ps' mode the final .ps colors are OK, but the part of the image is lost - cropped out.
>> is there a way around these issues?
> please try using set mode metafile / cancel mode metafile for your
> graphics. You need to process the metafiles with the Fprint program.
> Example: 
>    set mode metafile
>    set viewport left
>    let xx=0.1*x - 5
>    plot /x=0:100 sin(xx)
>    set viewport right
>    plot /x=0:100 cos(xx)/(1+xx^2)
PPL CLSPLT     ! <<== add this command
>    cancel mode metafile
> then in the shell run the following command:
>     Fprint -l cps -p portrait -o test.ps metafile.plt
> For me this produces a valid postscript file.  I crop the boundaries
> with
>     cat test.ps | ps2eps -B > test.eps
> and convert to pdf with
>     epstopdf test.eps
> If you don't have the programs ps2eps or epstopdf, try installing them
> from your linux distribution.  On Ubuntu the packages are called
> 'ps2eps' and 'texlive-font-utils', respectively.
> Kind regards,
>     Hein Zelle
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