[OS X TeX] New TeX i-Package in the *EXPERIMENTAL* i-Directory

Ralph Martin Ralph.Martin at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Thu Sep 8 16:58:52 CEST 2005


On 8 Sep 2005, at 3:20 pm, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> There is an error in TeXShop.
> When using TeX+dvips, do not save the PS output in TeXShop  
> (preference checkbox). TeXShop inserts the flag in the wrong place  
> in the call and the command will not work.

This is still not the whole story. Even with that checkbox off, and  
with the preferences set as shown below, simpdftex does not work  
correctly for Plain TeX files, just generating nothing:

TeX Program:

LaTeX Program:
simpdftex latex

Save Postscript File:

Indeed, simpdftex does not seem to work from the command line for  
plain tex files:

[ralph:/New Stuff] ralph% simpdftex --maxpfb test.tex
### This is /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/ 
simpdftex, Version $Revision: 2.18 $
### /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/simpdftex test.tex
### This is /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/ 
simpdftex, Version $Revision: 2.18 $
### /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips -R - 
Poutline  -o /tmp/altpdfsimpdftex.13052-1126191008/test.ps test.dvi
This is dvips(k) 5.95b Copyright 2005 Radical Eye Software  
/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips: ! DVI file  
can't be opened.
### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdfsimpdftex.13052-1126191008/test.ps ()

Best wishes

Prof Ralph Martin                   Phone: +44(0)29 2087 5536
School of Computer Science          Fax:   +44(0)29 2087 4598
Cardiff University                  Email: mailto:ralph at cs.cf.ac.uk
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Cardiff, CF24 3AA, United Kingdom   VOIP:  sip:rrmwork at iptel.org

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