[OS X TeX] Where is (dvi)latex?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Mar 30 16:03:20 CEST 2007

On Mar 30, 2007, at 7:42 AM, Gérard Degrez wrote:

> Hi,
> For a file I received, and which uses psfrag, I need to use (dvi) 
> latex, which I haven't done in a long time.
> Previously, I was using the chain latex -> dvips but on my most  
> recent installation (TeXLive 2006 installed by GW's i-installer on  
> a MacBook Pro), this doesn't work.
> I figured the reason is that latex is an alias for pdfetex, and so  
> it uses the pdftex engine rather than the (dvi)tex engine.
> So my questiion: where is the dvitex engine?
> Gérard


Are you going through Terminal or TeXShop or ...?

In TeXShop make sure TeX & Ghostscript are checked in the Typeset  
Menu. You can force that processing by putting the line

%%!TEX TS-program = latex

at the beginning of the file. Then simply typesetting will run the  
latex->dvips->ps2pdf process.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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