[Tikzdevice-bugs] clash when package transparent

Charlie Sharpsteen chuck at sharpsteen.net
Thu Sep 8 01:30:10 CEST 2011

On Wednesday, September 7, 2011 10:22:06 AM UTC-7, Boris Veytsman wrote:
> MS> Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:48:23 +0200
> MS> From: Matthieu Stigler <matthieu... at gmail.com>
> MS> Basically, when the user does not specify explicitely which color 
> should 
> MS> be used in ggplots bars (the color for outer lines of bars, not for 
> MS> inner fill), ggplot will not put any. tikz seems to be doing the same. 
> MS> However, things change when the package transparency is loaded: outer 
> MS> lines are now visible!
> Well, tikz uses its own transparency code (see examples in
> http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/feature/transparency/), and it
> seems to conflict with the one in transparent package.
> The documentation of transparent package says `Because of the poor
> interface for page resources, there can be problems with
> packages that also use \pdfpageresources.'.   Pgf is one of such
> packages:  systemlayer/pgfsys-pdftex.def says:
> \expandafter\global\expandafter\pdfpageresources\expandafter{\temp} 
> I'd suggest using tikz transparency code for tikz pictures...
> -- 
> Good luck
> -Boris
I second that, TikZ has it's own built-in color handling code and trying to 
go around it can be very troublesome. After looking over the documentation 
of the transparent package, I don't see any functionality that is not 
provided by TikZs color system.


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