[OS X TeX] Setting up PDFtricks on MacOS10.4

Christopher Allen Christopher.T.Allen.95 at Alum.Dartmouth.ORG
Mon Nov 28 17:52:55 CET 2005

> There is nothing more to do than install the "pdftricks.sty" file  
> (from Herb Schulz's site) in your texmf directory (~/Library/texmf/ 
> tex/latex).

I did that. But there must be more than that. I've copied files other  
people have posted to test my installation, and they won't compile  
properly. I keep getting:

(pdftricks)                No \write 18 capability.
(pdftricks)                You'll have to run a script by yourself!

I've tried to follow a number of different suggestions posted around  
the web to fix this; it seems I'm far from the first to encounter  
this problem. Clearly there is something more I need to do, but I  
don't understand at all what I'm supposed to do, even after reading  
pages of suggestions.


PS: Here's the sample file I'm using now:


\caption{The image, converted with \texttt{pdftricks}}

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