[OS X TeX] I do like ps4pdf

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Feb 6 22:33:09 CET 2005

On 2/6/05 2:33 PM, "Vince McGarry" <vmcgarry at austin.rr.com> wrote:

> Excellent, Herb. Simply excellent. Thanks so much.
> Vince
> On 2/6/05 11:57 AM, "Herb Schulz" <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> The ps4pdf that comes with Gerben's i-installer does work out of the box but
>> you've got to know the sequence of things you've got to do. The Makefile
>> that comes with the sample does it but the best documentation is Table 2
>> from the TUGBoat article available as a .pdf file from
>> <http://www.perce.de/LaTeX/ps4pdf/>.
>> I've written a TeXShop engine file to do the basic work and a single final
>> processing (e.g., if you need BibTeX processing, etc., you'll have to add
>> more to the file) of a file set up for ps4pdf. Copy the text below into a
>> text editor and save it with UNIX line endings with the name `ps4pdf.engine'
>> (without the quotes of course) in ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/ and it will
>> show up on the drop down typesetting menu on the source window's tool bar.
>> #!/bin/sh
>> location=$(dirname "$1")
>> basefname="${location}/`basename "$1" .tex`"
>> # process the figures
>> latex $1
>> ...


I just noticed that the latex $1 line needs double quotes around the $1,
i.e., it should read

latex "$1"


Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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