[OS X TeX] eps figure into document

David Derbes loki at uchicago.edu
Mon Nov 3 22:38:42 CET 2008

I don't know if you're using TeXShop, but if you are, the drill is a  
little non-intuitive.

First, you open the EPS with TeXShop, and this calls ImageMagick or  
GhostScript or something which turns the EPS into a PDF.
(The experts will tell you and me, too.)

When you choose the EPS file with File->Open, you will see eventually  
the EPS image rendered as a PDF. Close the image file.

Then, in the LaTeX file, you say, as you did,


Do NOT include the .PDF extension.

And that should do it, at least if you are generating a PDF file with  

Anyway, that's what I've been doing for years.

David Derbes
U of Chicago Laboratory Schools

On Nov 3, 2008, at 2:04 PM, 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 ()
> Thanks!
> Caitlyn
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