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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Nov 18 20:44:19 CET 2008

On Nov 18, 2008, at 1:27 PM, Enrico Franconi wrote:

> Indeed...
> 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
> cheers
> --e.


What options are you sending to dvips? In TeXShop I usually include

--extradvipsopts "-R0"

so that absolute paths and shell escape work properly. Is there  
something you need to do to get synctex operating properly?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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