# Yap 2.5 learns new (PS) tricks

6. March 2006 10:01

Yap is on the workbench and I can promise that support for PostScript will be improved significantly. The motto is: Every DVI document that can be viewed with a PostScript viewer (after DVI-to-PostScript) can be viewed with Yap.

Take this PSTricks sample:

\documentclass{article}\usepackage{pstricks}\usepackage{pst-char}\usepackage{pst-slpe}\usepackage{pst-blur}\usepackage{graphicx}\pagestyle{empty}\parindent=0pt\begin{document}\DeclareFixedFont{\RM}{T1}{ptm}{b}{n}{4cm}\DeclareFixedFont{\Rm}{T1}{ptm}{m}{n}{2mm}\psset{shadow=true,blur=true,shadowsize=10pt,%     blurradius=5pt,fillstyle=slopes}\rotateleft{\pscharpath{\RM MiK\@T\kern-.1667em\lower.5ex\hbox{E}\kern-.125emX}}\end{document}


Yap 2.5 will render the sample as follows:

(By the way, Yap 2.4 will show you this:

)

Dani
3/8/2006 2:34:04 AM #

That's fine, but i wonder if the dvi format deserves so much effort, when we can compile to PDF directly from a TeX source...

Beranard Alfonsi
3/8/2006 2:47:00 AM #

Beautiful ! Presently, I have the following problem with included eps's : text in labels (\uput{$a=b$} and so on) is all grouped in a neighbourhood of the origin of coordinates, so that I have to use dvips each time I want to check everything is OK. Will it be solved in the next version?

Another question, if that is not too much:  once upon a time (I'm a fairly old user of MiKTeX -- since version 1.06 or 1.07), you spoke of having Yap interpret natively (ie without making pk's) postscript fonts. Is it  always a goal, or did I misunderstand what you meant?

B.A.

CSchenk
3/8/2006 7:57:24 AM #

2BA: I am confident that the problem is resolved with Yap 2.5.

Anon
3/8/2006 8:32:26 AM #

This is great. As someone who uses Pstricks a lot, this will improve Yap no end.

Thanks!

Sebastien
3/8/2006 11:36:13 AM #

Great !

To Dani: yap is very usefull because of forward and inverse search features.
I don't think inverse search is available with pdf or ps viewers...

Hernan Rivera
3/8/2006 3:19:34 PM #

That will be a fantastic improvment.  I can't wait for the new YAP.

Thank you for all the work that you do!

vanchutr
3/9/2006 10:02:23 PM #

I want to test YAP 2.5 with the source that Admin. posted. But how to download the newest version of YAP (I'd use the 2.4 version).
Thank you

CSchenk
3/10/2006 4:11:30 AM #

2vanchutr: Yap 2.5 will be a part of MiKTeX 2.5. See http://miktex.org/2.5 for release information.

vanchutr
3/10/2006 4:56:11 AM #

In any case, I'll wait for new YAP.
Thank you

emin
3/17/2006 3:06:18 AM #

This is not necessary. We can see PostScript using other way. DVI-viewer should be small, brutal, and SWIFT and QUICK and FAST.

I hope, this feature whill be switchable on/off

T. Perwez
3/17/2006 11:44:49 AM #

Fantastic! The rsults are unbelievably beautiful. I use Yap (with MiKTeX) as it is and love it, and find it so awkward when I cannot have an equivalent system when working on Mac (there is xdvi but as bad as they come; for example, how does one go back to the source code, plus no one in the world has been able to figure out how to launch xdvi from within the emas). Great job and I can't wait for the new Yap!

Barracuda
3/30/2006 6:28:18 AM #

Fantastic! I'm using Yap all the time and it really helps when yap can show \begin{landscape} \end{landscape}.

Jürgen Hestermann
4/5/2006 6:33:23 AM #

Hi, I can't await seeing version 2.5 released. Getting rid of the YAP postscript bug would be great. One other question regarding YAP: Is there an option to change the cursor units from pts to mm or cm? I am often measuring distances in output and now have to calculate each value with my calculator(pts*72/2,54). That would be great.

jarz2006
5/5/2006 12:17:41 PM #

So far YAP 2.5 is great, I prefer to work with yap for preliminary reviews since the
process is faster and the TeX integration is better. However, after texing the sample document in pstricks-add (HookArrow.tex) YAP shows an empty document. I know YAP is still beta, but I want to know if I am doing something wrong. (it happens the same whenever I include the pstricks-add package to my TeX documents).

Lapo
5/12/2006 3:45:05 AM #

I think that would be nice to have an option to let YAP load all the images at the opening of the document (as it happens with the PDF readers). This would speed up the page scrolling because now, everytime that the page cointains a figure, the program has to stop and read it.