[OS X TeX] Texshop problems

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Sun Apr 7 19:24:39 CEST 2002

On 4/7/02 1:12 PM, "M. Tamer Özsu" <tozsu at sympatico.ca> wrote:

> I've used Gerben Wierda's program to install tetex, gs7, etc. I also
> installed TeXShop. I am working on an old project, so I am going
> tex+ghostscript. A few problems that may be due to wrong settings and I am
> hoping someone may be able to help. First the file:
> \documentclass{acm_proc_article-sp} (never mind the class file, it is the
>                                    same with simple article)
> \usepackage{epsfig}
> \begin{document}
>   \begin{figure}[ht!]
>   \centering
>   \includegraphics[width=9cm]{../Figures/dialog_2.eps}
>    \caption{Three types of shots in a DS} % {Figure {1}}
>   \label{fig1}
>   \end{figure}
> Here are the problems I am having:
> 1. The paper is being typeset for A4

You need to run the terminal and set the paper size. Issue the following
commands in the terminal:

sudo texconfig dvips paper letter
sudo texconfig pdftex paper letter

> 2. The pdf file that is displayed in Preview does not contain any text other
> than title, author information, section/subsection headings and figures.
> There are scattered "ff"s on the pages.

That is a result of using GS 7 with the TeX + GhostScript option. If you
open the file in Acrobat, it should look right (usually). You may want to
install GS 6.

> 3. When I look at the postscript file using MacGhostViewX, it shows the text
> allright, but none of the included eps figures.

I am not sure why that is happening.

> 4. When I convert the ps to pdf using MacGhostViewX, the result is the same
> as described under (2).
> 5. When I look at the generated pdf file using Acrobat Reader 5, it is
> perfectly fine, the figures are in place, the text is in place, etc.

That has been my experience (see above).

We have installed GS 7 to fix a bug in the generation of radial gradients
under GS 6. On the other hand, we only typeset using TeX + GS when
WARMreading figures for inclusion in documents typset using pdflatex. Of
course, we may be going back to GS 6 since we seem to be having some
problems printing these documents. :-)

Good luck,
Gary L. Gray

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