[OS X TeX] Lyx converter error - help please!

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Mar 27 14:28:04 CEST 2007

On Mar 27, 2007, at 4:18 AM, RS Williamson wrote:

> Hi there,
> apologies - I first started using Mac's yesterday! I'm a PhD  
> student, so I've been trying to get Lyx working first so that I can  
> continue writing my thesis on my new computer.
> I first installed the big mactex package from here:
> http://tug.org/mactex/
> I then installed Lyx before using the terminal to install the  
> latest version of aspell to use as a spellchecker.
> My main problem now is:
> whenever I try to use ps2pdf, DVI  or anything that involves  
> converting .png to .eps I get an error saying that Lyx does not  
> have a converter to do this!
> The only view option I can get to work is the pdflatex command.
> I desperately need to use ps2pdf, so if anyone could give me any  
> help or advise me of what I need to download I would appreciate it!
> Thanks in advance,
> Ross


I'm not familiar with Lyx but there are two path settings that should  
be set; don't know where it's done in Lyx. The first is the path to  
TeX binaries (/usr/texbin) and the second is the path to ghostscript,  
etc. (/usr/local/bin).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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