[OS X TeX] latex->dvips->Distiller->Acrobat Professional

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Tue Nov 18 13:21:35 CET 2008


On Tue, 18 Nov 2008, Enrico Franconi wrote:

> On 18 Nov 2008, at 06:28, David Arnold wrote:
>> Currently, in a terminal window, I am doing the following:
>> latex filename.tex
>> dvips filename.ps
>> Then I drag filename.ps from the finder onto my Acrobat Distiller icon.
>> Then I drag filename.pdf from the finder onto Acrobat Professional.
>> Does anyone have a script (or makefile) that will:
>> 1. Close filename.pdf in Acrobat Professional, if open.
>> 2. latex filename.tex.
>> 3. dvips filename.dvi
>> 4. Use the Acrobat Distiller to turn filename.ps to filename.pdf, then 
>> close Distiller when finished.
>> 5. Open the resulting filename.pdf in Acrobat Professional.
> I suggest that you use simpdftex as follows:
>> simpdftex latex --mode dvips --maxpfb --distiller ps2pdf14 filename.tex
> This will latex your file and will generate directly the filename.pdf in one 
> shot.
> Then, if you use Skim instead of Acrobat Professional as a PDF previewer in 
> production time, then it will reload automatically the new PDF without 
> further ado.

I've tried this command in Carbon Emacs, by setting it in AUCTeX. It works 
well, except that:

- the reloading is not automatic. I have to use manually Revert from 
the the File menu in Skim.

- synctex functions only by placing "\synctex=1" in the preamble of 


> cheers
> --e.

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