[OS X TeX] eps figure into document

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 3 22:46:07 CET 2008

On Nov 3, 2008, at 3:39 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 3 nov 2008, at 22:33, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD wrote:
>> On Mon 3rd Nov, 2008 at 14:04, Caitlyn Phillips seems to have  
>> written:
>>> 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 ()
>> I agree with Clea. Spaces are bad in filenames. Start with that.
> Nope, simpdftex is spaces-in-filenames safe. There is no reason to  
> avoid spaces in filenames with the software that is supplied with  
> TeXShop, or my BBEdit scripts.
> Maarten


Depends upon the age of the TeX distribution. There were older  
versions of simpdftex that had a problem passing file names with  
spaces to dvips. That is NOT the problem here, though. Like you, I  
suspect that Ghostscript was not installed.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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