[Mac OS X TeX] Re: making diagrams (Create + TeXShop)

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Wed Aug 8 15:29:50 CEST 2001

> Actually - if you install our product "PStill" - an EPS to PDF
> distillery - then you can DIRECTLY view EPS on Mac OS X, in every OS X
> app, including Create. Along with PStill comes a Filter service which
> "rips" EPS directly to PDF in the background, when you for example, drop
> an EPS into Create. Here's a demo license to PStill:
Right, but how am I to make this .eps from a snippet of a TeX code (just
the equation) in Mac OS X?

> Be sure to place "Services" folder in the PStill distribution's
> "Automatic EPS to PDF" folder into your /Library folder, logout and
> login to make the automatic conversion service work.
I licensed pStill.app for NeXTstep from Frank Siegert and prefer it to
the NeXT version for UI reasons I've mentioned previously---hopefully
once I'm done with my TUG presentation I'll be able to detail these more
thoroughly as well as some other suggestions.

> BTW, Create 1.0 was released in 1990 - maybe it's time to see what's
> been done in the last 11 years! ;-)

Does that include supporting .eps or .epdf for Mac OS X as a pasteboard

My biggest problem with Create is that it's not really suited for
direct, interactive drawing with an efficient interface like Altsys
Virtuoso / Macromedia FreeHand---any intent to improve upon that? In the
latter, I can choose the bezier pen tool, and draw and manipulate paths
without ever going back to the toolbox, just by toggling to select mode
by holding down Command....

Does TeXView's TeX EQ -> eps Service work in later versions? If TeXShop
were to add such a Service would it work?


William Adams, publishing specialist
ATLIS Graphics & Design / 717-731-6707 voice / 717-731-6708 fax
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