[OS X TeX] Can't open dvi files in TeXShop

Daniel Flatin dflatin at rcn.com
Sat Jun 5 05:21:54 CEST 2004

Bruno Voisin wrote:

>Le 4 juin 04, à 22:46, Daniel Flatin a écrit :
>> I am trying to review some of the documentation installed with teTeX 
>> which is only in dvi format.
>> When I open the file directly from the Finder, TeXShop launches but 
>> does not parse the file.
>Did you first copy the .dvi files to another, writable, location such 
>as the Desktop? The .dvi files live in a write-only directory, so 
>TeXShop won't manage to display them there: it converts them internally 
>to PDF format for display, creating a .pdf file in the same directory 
>as the .dvi file, so this directory must be writable.
>Hope this helps,
>Bruno Voisin

Yes Bruno, that does help.  One of these days I am going to wrap my head around these basic concepts.
Thanks for your quick response.

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