[OS X TeX] options for simpdftex

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Tue Mar 24 02:32:04 CET 2009

On Mar 23, 2009, at 5:20 PM, Enrico Franconi wrote:

> On 23 Mar 2009, at 23:11, Michael Sharpe wrote:
>> Is there an option to simpdftex that can be set in the TeXShop  
>> preferences that will pass through as an option to ps2pdf? I need  
>> to run ps2pdf with option -dAutoRotatePages=/None to stop gs from  
>> being too clever. (It appears that -dPDFSETTINGS=/printer would  
>> also have that effect.) Or, do I have to specify a personal script?
> You can use my modified version of simpdftex (attached), which  
> allows for an additional parameter; this is how I use it:
> simpdftex-1 latex --mode dvips --maxpfb --extratexopts '-synctex=1'  
> --distiller ps2pdf14 --distiller-opts '-dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress' -- 
> tex-path /usr/texbin
> cheers
> --e.

Your revision of simpdftex does exactly what I wanted, but I had to  
remove the quotes around '-dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress' in the TeXShop  
preferences to get ps2pdf14 to run without error.

Many thanks,

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