Langue: en

Version: 179783 (CentOS - 06/07/09)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


makempy - Helper script for conversion of (PDF or PostScript) text to Metapost graphics


makempy filenam


makempy takes Metapost output files (*.mpo) and translates them to *.mpy files. In order to include text as a graphic into a file typeset with (Con)TeX(t), you extract the text from Postscript of PDF files using pdftops and pstoedit, creating a Metapost input file.

This file can then be processed by makempy. The makempy script does its work without user intervention. When it deduces that there are no changes, it will not run at all, otherwise it will report its steps and/or encountered error.


returns some basic help information
don t report status messages
always process the file (no checksum test)
don t remove temporary files when finished
use ACROBAT for conversion (only unix)
use PDFTOPS for conversion
use GHOSTSCRIPT for conversion


When set, the environment variables GS and GS_PROG will be used to identify GHOSTSCRIPT. If needed, the names of the other programs that are used can be set with PDFTOPS, ACROREAD and PSTOEDIT.



The makempy manual, mmakempy.pdf.


This manual page was written by Frank Küster <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system. It may be used and modified by others without contacting the author.