[OS X TeX] Re : "Non-PDF special ignored"

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Feb 1 16:02:08 CET 2009

On Feb 1, 2009, at 12:35 AM, <ewan.Delanoy at math.unicaen.fr> <ewan.Delanoy at math.unicaen.fr 
 > wrote:

> Howdy,
>> You are trying to compile using pdflatex (the default) which doesn't
>> understand eps input. You need to compile using the TeX+Ghostscript
>> (latex->dvips->ps2pdf) script. The easiest way to do this is by
>> putting the line
>> %!TEX program = latex
>> at the top fo the file. Then TeXShop will automatically use the TeX
>> +Ghostscript script to compile the file.
>   I tried that, it doesn't work on my Mac. The circles are still  
> invisible,
> the message "Non-PDF special ignored" still appears, and the  
> console's output
> starts with "This is pdfeTeX(...)"
>   By the way, how could a commented line change the output ? LaTeX  
> won't
> read it.
>                                                                        Ewan


Since you're using an old version of TeXShop try using the line


as the first line in the file. This is fairly portable. Also, once  
that line is there use in TeXShop use the Typeset->Typeset (Cmd-T)  
command and TeXShop should use the TeX+Ghostscript script for compiling.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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