[OS X TeX] eps to pdf conversion
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Oct 10 13:44:36 CEST 2012
On Oct 9, 2012, at 10:46 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> On Oct 9, 2012, at 10:21 AM, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at me.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 9, 2012, at 8:37 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>>> E.g., a rogue tex file could add files that could do damage to the OS.
>>> Check for a change you made to texmf.cnf on the system where it seems to work? What TeX distribution is on the system where it seems to work?
>> I remember now what happened. On the desktop I am still using my older preferences in TS, with --shell-escape, but in my laptop I trashed the preferences and TS installed its default (no shell escape). Is there a difference between restoring the shell escape in the engine versus editing the texmf.cnf file?
> Always better to change a personal file rather than a ``system wide'' file. Take a look at Appendix A in the Eps-Tiff-Conversion document MacTeX-2012 installs in /Applications/TeX. You can also download the zipped document as Eps-Tiff-Conversion2012.pdf.zip from <https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10932738/index.html>.
> Appendix A gives you information on how to restore --shell-escape to TeXShop's built-in pdf(la)tex engines and the latexmk based engines.
> I'm not sure if that will solve your problem but it's worth a try.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
Let me expand on my comment about personal vs system-wide file change. I was being very imprecise. Which one to change really depends upon what you are changing.
The problem with adding the --shell-escape flag back to TeXShop as noted in Appendix A in the document noted above is that it is now set for ALL documents typeset using pdf(la)tex or the latexmk based engines in TeXShop.
Similarly, re-setting that variable in texmf.cnf is a system-wide change that is applied to all documents.
I can supply you with a latexmk based engine which uses pdflatex to process your file and includes the shell-escape flag for that engine alone. That way you can use that engine only for the files that need that flag set. If you are interested please let me know. It would involve two small files.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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