[OS X TeX] Beginner's problem with TeXShop and .eps figures

Adrian Heathcote adrian.heathcote at philosophy.usyd.edu.au
Sat Jun 19 03:54:31 CEST 2004


was that a strange coincidence that you answered that question in 
almost identical words to those I'd used an hour before??

Or are we running on the princple that no one ever reads the first 
reply, only ever the second?


On 19/06/2004, at 11:13 AM, Sameer Agarwal wrote:

> Hi Peter,
> 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.
> sameer
> 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
>> http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/texshop.html
>> 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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