# [OS X TeX] Beamer error

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jan 19 18:16:38 CET 2022

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> On Jan 19, 2022, at 10:03 AM, Themis Matsoukas via MacOSX-TeX <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu> wrote:
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>> On Jan 19, 2022, at 10:57 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
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>> It appears that you have a epstopdf.cfg in your personal tree. After updating to a newer version of TeX Live you should remove files in your personal tree that were put there to `fix' problems in your old system.
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> I removed the cfg file and now beamer runs. However I now get the atrocious foo-eps-converted-to. Is there a way around that?
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> Themis

Howdy,

I assume you're typesetting using pdflatex. Since pdflatex doesn't accept .eps directly there is a mechanism that does a conversion file.eps->file-eps-converted-to.pdf. This is only done once unless the .eps gets updated.

One way to stop that is to let the conversion happen, rename the file-eps-converted-to.pdf as file.pdf and move the file.eps to a sub-folder. If you leave off the .eps extension in the \includegraphics command the .pdf will then be found. Note: you must move the file.eps since that command looks for the .eps before .pdf. You could also have TeXShop convert the .eps to .pdf by simply dropping it onto TeXShop but you'll still have to hide the .eps in a sub-folder.

Finally, I've just given up on playing these games and live with the conversion. This is especially true since it's only created once. What's in a name?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
herbs at wideopenwest.com

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