[OS X TeX] Setting up PDFtricks on MacOS10.4
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 28 18:15:59 CET 2005
On Nov 28, 2005, at 10:52 AM, Christopher Allen wrote:
> 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.
Ok... It looks like you have the shell escape turned off (security
reasons? I thought it was turned on by default). Go to TeXShop-
>Preferences Engine tab and make the pdftex line
and the pdflatex line
i.e., add the --shell-escape option to the lines.
As an alternative, if you are very security conscious, I also
supplied a Dropscript, DropPDFt-fig2Pdf.app, for the conversion of
the the figure files (if you are compiling the tex file file.tex the
figure files generated by pdftricks are called file-fig1.tex, etc.,
and there will also be a tmp.inputs file that is needed for the
figure processing) separately; just drop them as a group onto the
Dropscript and, once they are compiled (lots of intermediate files
appear and disappear, etc. - look at the log file once things quiet
down), recompile the original file using pdflatex.
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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