[OS X TeX] Help --- I cannot get mptopdf to work

Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD joseph.slater at wright.edu
Thu Dec 11 20:39:29 CET 2008

On Dec 11, 2008, at 2:28 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Dec 11, 2008, at 11:48 AM, David Arnold wrote:
>> <snip>
> Howdy,
> Maybe mptopdf is bad? Subscribe to the metapost list (again,  
> assuming the mptopdf is part of metapost) and find out there.
> You might try to update tlmgr (part of MacTeX/TeX Live 2008) and  
> then update the TeX distribution. Lots of files have been updated  
> since MacTeX/TeX Live 2008 came out. Go to <http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/wiki/index.php?title=Image:TlmgrMacTeX.pdf&page=1 
> > and click on the page image and the TlmgrMacTeX.pdf file will  
> download. Follow the directions there to update the system.

mptopdf is part of contex. I was a big fan for a while, but found the  
cropping faulty. I've since switched to running metapost and  
converting the ps file to pdf for the better bounding box results. I  
can't recall if there were any "tricks" or snags to the process  
because it's been a while.

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