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

Enrico Franconi franconi at inf.unibz.it
Tue Nov 18 20:27:58 CET 2008

On 18 Nov 2008, at 13:21, Roussanka Loukanova wrote:

>> 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.

I forgot that I am using an updated version of simpdftex (which should  
be included in the distro, I guess), which fixes this behaviour and  
adds the ability to pass options to dvips. This was posted 6 months  
ago to the list, and it is available to anybody asking me.

> - synctex functions only by placing "\synctex=1" in the preamble of  
> filename.tex.

As suggested by Herbert, this is fixed by doing:
$ simpdftex latex --mode dvips --maxpfb --extratexopts "-synctex=1" -- 
distiller ps2pdf14 filename.tex


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