[OS X TeX] Adapting a large (MiKTeX) document to MacTeX

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Mon Apr 8 21:35:50 CEST 2013

On 08-04-2013, at 21:26, Christoph Hoh <lists.ch at t-online.de> wrote:

> Von: Christoph Hoh <lists.ch at t-online.de>
> Datum: 6. April 2013 16:54:59 MESZ
> An: mailing list MacTeX <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>
> Betreff: Adapting a large (MiKTeX) document to MacTeX 
> Dear MacTeX community,
> I haven't used MacTeX for a while, especially for large documents.
> More than 10 years ago, I wrote my PhD thesis. At that time I used the MiKtTeX distribution and "WinEdt" as text editor.
> Generating a PDF file consisted of writing the .tex file, converting to a .dvi and .ps file.  This PostScript (.ps) file was then converted to PDF using Ghostscript (if I remember well).
> All graphics were included as .eps files (encapsulated postscript) by using the "graphicx" package.
> Now, more than a decade later, I try to typeset the thesis using MacTeX.....
> As expected, many error messages occur and the document is not properly typeset when running MacTeX based on the former .tex-files.
> What would you suggest in order to adapt the former files to MacTex as easily as possible?

Difficult to say without the error messages.

But I would start with using epstopdf to convert the .eps file to .pdf and not referencing these files with an extension.
And remove references to dvips from the \usepackage.


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