Thomas Schneider | 10 Jan 00:04 2011
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I'm using Acrobat 8.2.5 and my powerdot (1.3) displays are now showing
up in portrait mode instead of landscape.  Of course this wrecks the
slide show.  Has Acrobat changed?  Has powerdot changed to account for
a change of Acrobat?  Should I upgrade my powerdot?  I didn't find
anything in the 2011 documentation indicating this.

I switched to

powerdot.cls    2010/12/18 v1.4e powerdot presentation class (HA,CE)

(only that file) and still have the same result.  (Maybe that's
not enough to switch?)

Thanks,

Tom

  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  schneidt <at> mail.nih.gov
  toms <at> alum.mit.edu (permanent)
  http://alum.mit.edu/www/toms (permanent)

Carsten Vogel | 10 Jan 06:36 2011
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Am 10.01.2011 00:04, schrieb Thomas Schneider:
> I'm using Acrobat 8.2.5 and my powerdot (1.3) displays are now showing
> up in portrait mode instead of landscape.

Quickshoot:

Try \documentclass[landscape,pagesize,...]{...}

Cheers from Germany

Thomas Schneider | 10 Jan 06:57 2011
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Carsten:

> Quickshoot:
> Try \documentclass[landscape,pagesize,...]{...}

Thanks for the nice suggestion .... it didn't change anything!

I'm using:

\documentclass[
landscape, % makes no difference
style=zen,hlsections,size=11pt,
]{powerdot}

It's still displayed portrait and cuts off the right side of the
slide.

I thought it might be that I'm avoiding autorotation:

   ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages=/None $fullname

but not using that flag did not fix the problem.

This is odd because about 6 months ago things worked just fine ...

Tom

  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  National Institutes of Health
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Anjishnu Sarkar | 10 Jan 07:27 2011
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Hi Thomas,

Could you provide a minimal example of your tex file, so that others can run it.
This way we could find out whether it is a bug in the powerdot class file or has something to do with
acrobat/other style files powerdot uses.

Anjishnu


On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 11:27 AM, Thomas Schneider <schneidt <at> mail.nih.gov> wrote:
Carsten:

> Quickshoot:
> Try \documentclass[landscape,pagesize,...]{...}

Thanks for the nice suggestion .... it didn't change anything!

I'm using:

\documentclass[
landscape, % makes no difference
style=zen,hlsections,size=11pt,
]{powerdot}

It's still displayed portrait and cuts off the right side of the
slide.

I thought it might be that I'm avoiding autorotation:

  ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages=/None $fullname

but not using that flag did not fix the problem.

This is odd because about 6 months ago things worked just fine ...

Tom

 Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
 National Institutes of Health
 National Cancer Institute
 Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
 Molecular Information Theory Group
 Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
 schneidt <at> mail.nih.gov
 toms <at> alum.mit.edu (permanent)
 http://alum.mit.edu/www/toms (permanent)




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Carsten Vogel | 10 Jan 07:37 2011
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Am 10.01.2011 06:57, schrieb Thomas Schneider:
> Carsten:
>
>> Quickshoot:
>> Try \documentclass[landscape,pagesize,...]{...}

> I'm using:
>
> \documentclass[
> landscape, % makes no difference
> style=zen,hlsections,size=11pt,
> ]{powerdot}
>

Try \documentclass[landscape,pagesize,...]{...}
with a stress on "pagesize"; in addition:
   Without providing a minimal example (as mentioned earlier) and 
focusinung on your statement: when it worked fine month ago, hence just 
use the _exact_ setup then and never update evermore - voila!

Did I miss something, since you know the solution already. Or what was 
your request about?

Herbert Voss | 10 Jan 08:26 2011
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Am 10.01.2011 00:04, schrieb Thomas Schneider:
> I'm using Acrobat 8.2.5 and my powerdot (1.3) displays are now showing
> up in portrait mode instead of landscape.  Of course this wrecks the
> slide show.  Has Acrobat changed?  Has powerdot changed to account for
> a change of Acrobat?  Should I upgrade my powerdot?  I didn't find
> anything in the 2011 documentation indicating this.
> 
> I switched to
> 
> powerdot.cls    2010/12/18 v1.4e powerdot presentation class (HA,CE)
> 
> (only that file) and still have the same result.  (Maybe that's
> not enough to switch?)

I suppose a problem with one of the latest updates of
dvips to TeXLive. However, use

dvips -t landscape <file>.dvi

and it should work

Herbert

Arne Hallam | 10 Jan 13:33 2011

Portrait versus landscape mode

In response to the comments about portrait versus landscape mode, there was a similar issue a couple of years ago related to updates of the operating system.

This was the resolution then.


Matthias, I followed Pedro's instructions mindlessly, and it worked fine on my Fedora 9. Also, I have found that the Fedora updates tend to mess up Powerdot badly, for reasons unknown to me (already with Fedora 8 I had the same problem). I would not install any updates to Fedora, otherwise you may risk having to re-install Fedora again to let Powerdot run (admittedly, these problems may be caused by my lack of computer knowledge). Rafa On Fri, 17 Oct 2008 Mat_1 <at> gmx.net wrote:
> All, > > I'm having exactly the same problem as Rafa (see his original post from > May 2008 below). Pedro suggested to look for the config.ps bug at > > http://tug.org/texlive/bugs.html > > Apparently, there used to be a solution on this webpage in May 2008 (see > Rafa's reply below). However, this website seems to have changed and I > do not see any reference to a config.ps bug any more. > > I am working on a newly installed Fedora 9 machine and all my packages > including texlive are up to date (I'm using the default Fedora repository). > > Any help on this issue is greatly appreciated. > > Many thanks, > > Matthias > > > > [powerdot] Re: Wrong orientation > > * From: Rafael de la Madrid <rafa <at> xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > * To: powerdot <at> xxxxxxxxxxxxx > * Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 16:10:52 -0400 (EDT) > > Hi Pedro, > > Thanks so much for your help, it worked! I spent the whole weekend > trying to solve the problem, and you solved it for me in 2 seconds. > > Thanks a lot! > > Rafa > > On Mon, 19 May 2008, Pedro Jorge Caridade wrote: >
> > > Hi Rafa > > > Have you check the config.ps bug of texlive2007? > > > If not you need to check http://tug.org/texlive/bugs.html > > > Pedro > > > > > > Rafael de la Madrid wrote:
> >> > > Hello, > >> > > > >> > > I'm having trouble with the orientation of the .ps (and .pdf) files > >> > > produced by powerdot. I'm using the tex-live installed on Linux
> Fedora 9,
> >> > > and what is happening is that the GV program thinks that the file is in > >> > > portrait mode, although powerdot is producing an output in landscape
> mode
> >> > > (as it should). So when I do the ps2pdf conversion, I basically get the > >> > > landscape mode cut into portrait, with the right-hand part of the slide > >> > > missing (the flower and the table of contents remain in place and not > >> > > cut). > >> > > > >> > > I searched through the postings on the mailing list, and I found that > >> > > somebody has had the same problem (in September 2005), and the solution > >> > > was to update the geometry package of latex to the latest version (v
> 3.2).
> >> > > I have checked the version I have installed for such geometry
> package, and
> >> > > it is v 3.2 (the latest one posted on CTAN). So I don't know
> exactly what
> >> > > to do (except for using HA-prosper in the meantime, which works fine). > >> > > > >> > > Anybody any help? > >> > > > >> > > Thanks so much. > >> > > > >> > > Rafa > >> > > > >> > > > >> > >
> > > > > > > > > -- > > > Pedro J.S.B. Caridade, PhD > > > Investigador Auxiliar > > > Química Teórica & Computacional > > > Instituto Interdiciplinar de Investigação > > > Centro de Química, Universidade de Coimbra
> > -- > Matthias Buehlmaier > PhD Candidate > Vienna Graduate School of Finance > -- > Ist Ihr Browser Vista-kompatibel? Jetzt die neuesten > Browser-Versionen downloaden: http://www.gmx.net/de/go/browser >







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I'm using Acrobat 8.2.5 and my powerdot (1.3) displays are now showing up in portrait mode instead of landscape.
Quickshoot: Try \documentclass[landscape,pagesize,...]{...} Cheers from Germany ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 00:57:49 -0500 From: Thomas Schneider <schneidt <at> mail.nih.gov> Subject: [powerdot] Re: Powerdot display is wrong in Acrobat Reader - Carsten:
Quickshoot: Try \documentclass[landscape,pagesize,...]{...}
Thanks for the nice suggestion .... it didn't change anything! I'm using: \documentclass[ landscape, % makes no difference style=zen,hlsections,size=11pt, ]{powerdot} It's still displayed portrait and cuts off the right side of the slide. I thought it might be that I'm avoiding autorotation: ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages=/None $fullname but not using that flag did not fix the problem. This is odd because about 6 months ago things worked just fine ... Tom Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D. National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory Molecular Information Theory Group Frederick, Maryland 21702-1201 schneidt <at> mail.nih.gov toms <at> alum.mit.edu (permanent) http://alum.mit.edu/www/toms (permanent) ------------------------------ End of powerdot Digest V6 #45 *****************************


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Herbert Voss | 10 Jan 13:52 2011
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Am 10.01.2011 13:33, schrieb Arne Hallam:
>  In response to the comments about portrait versus landscape mode, there
> was a similar issue a couple of years ago related to updates of the
> operating system.
> 
> This was the resolution then.

it has nothing to do with the operating system. The question is
only why the line /Rotate 90 is now missing in the cretaed
pdf file.

Herbert

Yogeshwarsing Calleecharan | 10 Jan 19:50 2011
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Hi,
    I have been reading with interest this thread. I uses WinEdt 5.6. 
With TexLive 2008 (powerdot 1.3), I never had any problem with the 
orientation. With TeXLive 2010 (powerdot 1.4 latest), I don't get the 
correct landscape orientation. I have recently installed TeXlive 2010, 
and so I need to play a little around and see what's causing this 
problem. I had some similar problems with TeXlive 2009 and finally I 
just decided to take away that TeXLive version.

I still keep TeXLive 2008 with powerdot 1.3 as I never experienced any 
such problem with it.

Best Regards,
Y.Calleecharan

On 1/10/2011 1:52 PM, Herbert Voss wrote:
> Am 10.01.2011 13:33, schrieb Arne Hallam:
>>   In response to the comments about portrait versus landscape mode, there
>> was a similar issue a couple of years ago related to updates of the
>> operating system.
>>
>> This was the resolution then.
>
> it has nothing to do with the operating system. The question is
> only why the line /Rotate 90 is now missing in the cretaed
> pdf file.
>
> Herbert
>

Pedro Jorge Caridade | 10 Jan 20:24 2011
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Re: Portrait versus landscape mode

In Linux TeXlive2010 everything is working perfectly.

It is really strange not working in windows without the flags that
forces no rotation, since powerdot was design to avoid such behavior.

Pedro

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 6:50 PM, Yogeshwarsing Calleecharan
<yogeshwarsing.calleecharan <at> ltu.se> wrote:
> Hi,
>   I have been reading with interest this thread. I uses WinEdt 5.6. With
> TexLive 2008 (powerdot 1.3), I never had any problem with the orientation.
> With TeXLive 2010 (powerdot 1.4 latest), I don't get the correct landscape
> orientation. I have recently installed TeXlive 2010, and so I need to play a
> little around and see what's causing this problem. I had some similar
> problems with TeXlive 2009 and finally I just decided to take away that
> TeXLive version.
>
> I still keep TeXLive 2008 with powerdot 1.3 as I never experienced any such
> problem with it.
>
>
> Best Regards,
> Y.Calleecharan
>
>
> On 1/10/2011 1:52 PM, Herbert Voss wrote:
>>
>> Am 10.01.2011 13:33, schrieb Arne Hallam:
>>>
>>>  In response to the comments about portrait versus landscape mode, there
>>> was a similar issue a couple of years ago related to updates of the
>>> operating system.
>>>
>>> This was the resolution then.
>>
>> it has nothing to do with the operating system. The question is
>> only why the line /Rotate 90 is now missing in the cretaed
>> pdf file.
>>
>> Herbert
>>
>
>


Gmane