[OS X TeX] ps2pdf with(out) texshop

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Tue Dec 1 17:48:58 CET 2009

At 5:10 PM +0100 12/1/09, Alain Matthes wrote:
>When I compile with dvi-ps-pdf with ghostscript it's always ps2pdf13
>that is used
>End of a log
>### ps2pdf13 /tmp/altpdflatex.38942-1259682888/hsv-shading.ps 
>### Copying/moving pdf file 
>/tmp/altpdflatex.38942-1259682888/hsv-shading.pdf to hsv-shading.pdf
>### Succesfully generated hsv-shading.dvi and hsv-shading.pdf
>How to use ps2pdf14 without create a personal engine ?

Hi Alain,

In the TeXShop preferences under Engine for TeX + dvips + distiller 
put the following (for latex)

simpdftex latex --maxpfb --distiller ps2pdf

If you also use plain TeX, then the command for TeX should be

simpdftex tex --maxpfb --distiller ps2pdf

This will call ps2pdf (which defaults to version 14).

For some reason, simpdftex defaults to 13, but you can pass an 
explicit distiller program to it as an option.


Alan Munn						amunn at msu.edu
Department of Linguistics
and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages		Tel. 
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824 USA	Fax	517-432-2736

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