[OS X TeX] MetaPost and TeXShop 3.36.2

Bréard, Andrea andrea.breard at asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Wed Jul 23 20:13:39 CEST 2014

Dear Herb,

Many thanks for your ideas. Attached is an example of a metapost file,
which when compiled gives two files binomial.1 and binomial.2 (even with
the option to show all filename extensions nothing more appears). I add a
screenshot, that also shows that Finder thinks it is a pdf file, but, as I
said, it won¹t open as such.

I should probably try to go through Terminal but I am used to work with
TeXShop, which worked fine so far on my old computer, also I am not so
versed with Unix commands.


Andrea Bréard

On 23/07/14 17:53, "Herbert Schulz" <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

>On Jul 23, 2014, at 10:10 AM, Bréard, Andrea
><andrea.breard at asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de> wrote:
>> Dear colleagues,
>> On my former Macintosh computer I had no problem compiling MetaPost
>>files within TeXShop, which produced a readable pdf file.
>> With the new TeXShop version on OS10.9 I obtain a file without
>>extension that appears an exe file in the Finder and cannot be opened
>>with any program I have.
>> If anybody knows the trick how to obtain the right pdf format as an
>>output I would be very grateful.
>> Thanks.
>> Andrea
>Why do you say it ``appears an exe file in the Finder''? Does it really
>have no extension or do you have Finder set to not show extensions
>(Finder->Preferences->Advanced->Show all filename extensions)? What
>happens if you attempt to compile the mpost file in Terminal using
>mpost file.mp
>as the command line?
>I don't use mpost so ?could you send a small mpost file for me to try to
>Good Luck,
>Herb Schulz
>(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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