[OS X TeX] Does {ntheorem} have a bug related to \newshadedtheorem ?

Don Green Dragon fergdc at shaw.ca
Thu Jan 12 04:41:43 CET 2012

hello Herb and Michael,

Thanks for your observations. I will reply to Michael's earlier message after I've done some experimenting with his code.

On 11Jan2012, at 10:45 AM, Michael Welsh wrote:

> On 12/01/2012, at 3:25 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> Why are you using both auto-pst-pdf (which is a wrapper for pst-pdf used with pdflatex) and pstricks (to be used with latex->dvips->ps2pdf [i.e., tex->dvi->ps->pdf])? Are you using lots of pstricks or are you including eps or pdf figures?
> I'm not. It was causing the issues for Don, and I couldn't get his code to compile without it.
>> Howdy,
>> Well, maybe I understand that. 
>> What editor are you using?
> TeXShop. Don was SL and whatever version that is, and I'm the latest Lion one.

Confirmed. Here, TeXShop is 2.43 and Snow Leopard is 10.6.8

As Michael noted, without the line


I could not get the code to compile. I don't know twit about {pstricks}, hence was just stumbling around trying to find some combination that would work. The reason I stuck the line \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} in the source code was because of the following error message:

./Ntheorem.tex:195: LaTeX Error: You have run the document with pdflatex, but PSTricks
               requires latex->dvips->ps2pdf or alternatively the use
               of the package `auto-pst-pdf'. Then you can run
                 `pdflatex -shell-escape <file>' (TeX Live) 
                 `pdflatex -enable-write18 <file>' (MikTeX).

I made no attempt to run  `pdflatex -shell-escape <file>' having no idea what <file> alluded to.

I'm surprised that Michael's example produced a theorem-like environment via {ntheroem} with a coloured background (other than grey) as I had presumed that {pstricks} was needed for that. But ..... not so!

Don Green Dragon
fergdc at Shaw.ca

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