[OS X TeX] 2016 pretest and xdvi

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue May 17 15:50:34 CEST 2016

> On May 6, 2016, at 12:00 AM, tkiffe <tkiffe at math.tamu.edu> wrote:
> Xdvi and ghostscript don’t work together correctly when previewing eps graphics in a dvi file. 
> After the first graphic is displayed all subsequent graphics include parts of previous graphics.
> This behavior occurs in OS X 10.5 - 10.10. (I wasn’t able to test it in 10.11 because the 2016
> pretest file wouldn’t open and hence I couldn’t install the pretest there.) I think the problem
> arises from ghostscript rather than xdvi. If I replace gs 9.19, which is part of 2016, with gs 9.10
> graphics display correctly in xdvi. I see the same behavior with mactex 2015 (gs 9.16).
> Everything works correctly with mactex 2014 (gs9.10) and mactex 2013 (gs.9.07).
> The problem seems to lie with gs versions later than 9.10.
> A sample file can be downloaded from www.math.tamu.edu/~tkiffe/tex/2016_xdvi_test.tar.gz
> Tom


I have heard of this problem recently. What happens if you convert the dvi to pdf (via dvips->ps2pdf or dvipdf) and view it in a standard pdf viewer (e.g., Preview, Skim, TeXShop, Adobe Reader, etc.)?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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