[OzTeX] dvips choking on Illustrator eps files

Andrew Trevorrow andrew at trevorrow.com
Fri Jan 11 00:29:36 CET 2008

Ken Pierce wrote:

> The version of dvips that OzTex calls (5.86d) doesn't cope well with malformed eps files generated by Illustrator CS3.  It stops with
>   ! expected to see %%EndBinary at end of data
> See e.g. http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.3c05955a for a description of the problem.
> My later versions of dvips (5.96) does better, struggling through the offending eps.
> Is there a way to substitute the newer version of dvips for OzTeX to use?  Or must I add my own dvips call to the tools menu?

The latter is the only solution.  You could use the existing dvi2pdf
command if you want to generate a pdf file, or if you want to print
the dvips output then call "lpr %b.ps" after running dvips.


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