[OS X TeX] eps figure into document

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 3 22:16:26 CET 2008

On 3 nov 2008, at 21:04, Caitlyn Phillips wrote:

> I can not get my file to compile with an eps figure in it. Just a  
> simple source code of what I'm using:
> %!TEX TS-program = latex
> \documentclass[12pt]{article}
> \usepackage[dvips]{graphicx}
> \begin{document}
> Some text \includegraphics{graphA} and some more.
> \end{document}
> and then the error message that I keep getting is:
> ### Saving intermediary ps file /tmp/altpdflatex.12057-1225742897/ 
> Please work.ps as Please work.ps
> ### ps2pdf13 /tmp/altpdflatex.12057-1225742897/Please work.ps /tmp/ 
> altpdflatex.12057-1225742897/Please work.pdf
> /usr/texbin/simpdftex: line 495: ps2pdf13: command not found
> ### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdflatex.12057-1225742897/Please  
> work.pdf ()

It seems ghostscript cannot be found.

How and when did you install TeX (which version)? Which front-end are  
you using? Does it work if you use the terminal application? What do  
you get if you ask the terminal where ghostscript is:
     which gs; which ps2pdf


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