[OS X TeX] Beginner's problem with TeXShop and .eps figures
sagarwal at cs.ucsd.edu
Sat Jun 19 03:13:55 CEST 2004
TeXShop by default uses pdfTeX to process your documents. Hence the
error about eps files. In the Typeset menu choose TeX+Ghostscript
instead of Pdftex and and everything should work.
On Jun 18, 2004, at 4:43 PM, Peter C. Young wrote:
> I am a relative beginner in the art of Latex but I have used it in
> Textures for some time and found Textures to be a very well designed
> and useful implementation of Latex for a mathematically inclined
> scientist like me. However, I have been a little disappointed that
> BlueSky have not yet produced a native OSX version of Textures. As a
> result, I was attracted by references to TeXShop in tidbits-talk and
> downloaded all the the software suggested necessary by the
> web-site (a rather longer process than I had expected). In order to
> test out TeXShop I then opened a large co-authored paper that was
> prepared in Textures but has also compiled without difficulty or
> changes in the PC-based Latex compiler of my co-author. I was
> impressed by the look and feel of TeXShop but, to my surprise, the
> paper did not compile fully in TeXShop, with the console informing me
> that that it could not typeset an \includegraphics.. figure
> instruction because of
> !Latex Error: unknown graphics extension: .eps.
> I got no complaint if I changed this to a \epsfxsize.. instruction but
> no figures appeared in the output despite this.
> Since I cannot believe that a Latex compiler is unable to recognize an
> .eps extension and process a standard figure instruction containing
> this, I must be doing something wrong. I would be most grateful,
> therefore, if one of the TeXShop/Latex experts on the mailing list
> could advise me on what I need to do to overcome this difficulty?
> Perhaps I have to download still more software?
> Peter Young
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