[OS X TeX] Re: EPS files displayed as blank white box with latest TeX version (latex + Ghostscript)

Markus Hänchen youcontrol at hispeed.ch
Mon Nov 21 13:48:23 CET 2005

Hi everybody,

I have a lead now. TeX & Ghostscript do not like this part of the code:


  If I place the figure file in the same folder as the .tex file (or in 
a subfolder:'/graphs/figure.eps') it works. Otherwise I get a 'Could not 
find figure file' error. (I was 100% certain that I had not seen this 
error before today but as I said, 'I WAS certain'.)

Pdflatex does not have any problems with '../figure.eps', nor did TeX & 
Ghostscript in earlier versions (Gerben Wierda's TeX from 2005/02/13 
20:37:33, with Ghostscript 8 from 2004/01/20 11:01:58).

I'll try to reproduce this on a completely clean install this evening. I 
think it is a bug, but maybe it is only a rather undocumented feature 
modification. Is there another place where I could report it (or should 
just repost it here with a more precise subject line?)



Markus Hänchen wrote:

> Got no answer so far (because nobody can reproduce it, I suppose), so I
> have to try to solve it myself.

> Markus Hänchen wrote:
>> The following code:
>> \documentclass{article}
>> \usepackage{graphicx}
>> \begin{document}
>> Text above graph
>> \begin{figure}[htb]
>> \includegraphics[width=0.75\columnwidth]{filename.eps}
>> \caption{Text Text}
>> \end{figure}
>> \end{document}
>> produces a blank white box with the correct size where the graph 
>> should be (between the 'Text above graph' and the caption) under:
>> - 10.4.3
>> - TeXShop 2.03
>> - TeX + Ghostscript
>> - simpdftex tex --maxpfb & simpdftex latex --maxpfb
>> - Gerben Wierda's TeX from 2005/10/31 14:59:32
>> - Ghostscript 8 from 2005/10/16 14:58:24

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