[OS X TeX] Ghostscript 7.05

Tom Kiffe tom at kiffe.com
Tue Jul 2 16:21:57 CEST 2002

Ross Moore wrote:

>Here's a different kind of Ghostscript problem.
>GraphicConverter V4.0 (Carbon v4.1) claims to be able to
>handle .eps graphics. However, to do this it needs to be told
>where to find `Ghostscript'.
>(drag a .eps file to GraphicConverter in the dock,
> or go to the Preferences for EPSF)
>Unfortunately, specifying a  gs  executable does not work.
>So presumably it needs an Application bundle, or whatever.
>So where does one find such a bundle form of Ghostscript?
>Or, how do you make one from a Unix executable, if that's
>a sensible question?
>Now the real reason for wanting this is to add preview resources
>to .eps files, for use with Classic applications.
>Previously we used to do this using ResEdit or Resourcerer,
>and set the resource ID appropriately.
>Surely with the new tools there is a better way; but what is it ?

Both MacGhostViewX and MacGhostView 2.5.7 can add a PICT resource to an
eps file. The former is OS X only and requires a unix ghostscript 
installation while the latter is self-contained and runs on OS 8.6 - 9.x
and natively on OS X.


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