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xpick and dvips

Some old PostScript spoolers or post-processing programs get confused by comment statements inside Encapsulated PostScript files. Therefore the dvips program, by default, eliminates PostScript comment lines in EPS files, i.e. those starting with a % in column 1, from the generated output file. As xpick uses the PostScript level 2 compression algorithm and the latter sometimes generates lines starting with that character, you must use dvips with the option -K0, e.g.,

dvips -K0 infile.dvi

Janne Saarela
Tue May 16 13:43:26 METDST 1995