- What happened to the
They have been removed in order to make more room for the image.
The displayed portion of the image may be moved by dragging the
image or the paner (panel between
the Save Marked and << >> buttons)
with the mouse. Alternatively, the cursor arrow keys can be used.
- How can I make even more room for
Use the "spartan" style by starting gv with the command
This removes the Open, Print,
Save, Redisplay, and page marking
buttons (they are still
available from the File and Page menus)
and replaces them with the
document attribute controls, which are normally along the top.
- Small characters aren't very clear
(eg. compared to
Antialiasing can improve the display of bitmapped fonts
(eg. from TeX) when displayed on a colour or greyscale screen. The same
technique is used by
xdvi. Note that antialiasing requires
at least Ghostscript version 4.x.
Antialiasing can be turned on from the State menu,
and can be made default by saving the setting
in State | gv Options....
It is not on by default because it's slower.
- When the display is obscured
(eg. by another window) and then
brought back into view, the output is not refreshed automatically
(but the Refresh button does work).
There are two methods that can be used to save the contents of the window
when it's not currently
displayed: backing store and backing pixmap.
Some X-servers seem to support only backing store (eg. VAXstations)
and some only backing pixmap (eg. some X-terminals, including EWS).
In order to force gv to use one method or the other, use
the State | Setup Options ... menu and toggle
the Backing Pixmap button. When selected/highlighted
(normally the default), gv will use backing pixmap; otherwise it will use
backing store. Select Apply to use a new setting
and Save to make it the new default.
- Characters are displayed in unreadable
reverse-video or as black or white rectangles.
This occurs on EWS X-terminals, which do not implement bitmap/pixmap
displaying properly. To fix this you need a Ghostscript resource file
containing the following line
On Unix, put the above line into a file called
On VMS, it should go into
should be placed in your home directory (i.e. where
you find yourself immediately after logging in) unless you have
redefined the logical name
DECW$USER_DEFAULTS, in which case it
should go in the directory specified by this logical name.
- When I start VMS Ghostscript I get the
Cannot get Window from ghostview" and then Ghostscript
Ghostscript reserves the environment
name or DCL symbol on VMS) for internal use, so it should not be used for
other purposes (eg. as a VMS command symbol for this program;