[OS X TeX] Texshop Engine

David Arnold dwarnold45 at suddenlink.net
Wed Jan 20 06:43:14 CET 2010


There is no "source toolbar" to the right of the Typesetting menu. But it does appear on the Macros/Program. What is does is add the following as the first line of the file:

% !TEX TS-program = Distiller

So, that's good.

While I have your attention, can I ask you one more question?

Here is my attempt thus far at the Distiller.engine:


set path= ($path /usr/texbin /usr/local/bin)
set filename = "$1"
set dvifilename="${filename:r}.dvi"
set psfilename = "${filename:r}.ps"

latex "$filename"
dvips "$dvifilename"
/Applications/Adobe\ Acrobat\ 9\ Pro/Acrobat\ Distiller.app/Contents/MacOS/Acrobat\ Distiller "$psfilename"

I'm trying to get Acrobat Distiller to process the postscript file. Everything in here works except the last line. That's where I am struggling. Can you make a suggestion that might work?


P.S. On another note, even when I've closed filename.pdf, but left filename.tex open in TexShop, when I drag filename.ps onto Distiller, Distiller will complain that filename.pdf is still open. To get around this, I have to shut down Texshop completely. Any thoughts on this?


On Jan 19, 2010, at 9:12 PM, Richard Koch wrote:

> David,
> It won't appear in the Typesetting menu, but will appear in the Source Toolbar, 
> in a pulldown menu right of the Typeset button. Did you quit and restart TeXShop
> after adding this engine?
> Dick Koch
> On Jan 19, 2010, at 8:53 PM, David Arnold wrote:
>> All,
>> I saved the following as Distiller.engine in ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines, chmod +x Distiller.engine, then restarted TeXShop. It did not appear in the Typeset window.
>> #!/bin/bash
>> export PATH=/usr/texbin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH
>> latex "$1"
>> Weird. Using 2.29.
>> What am I doing wrong?
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