TeXLive & TeXShop with Tex+DVI

Emmanuel Hainry milosh at macports.org
Sat Jul 4 01:36:49 PDT 2009

Could you try running latex directly (from a terminal) and check if it
produces a dvi file. If it produces pdf, you can try using the
"-output-format=dvi" switch when calling latex. If it does not help,
there may be a probleem in your tex file: some usepackages may convince
latex to produce pdf instead of dvi.


Citando Ben Abbott :
> I've installed TeXLive 2007 and TeXShop, via MacPorts.
> When I attempt to run TeXShop's "default script" for "Tex + DVI", I get a 
> dialog with the message below.
> ----------------
> /usr/texbin/pdflatex does not exist. Perhaps TeXLive was not installed  
> or was removed during a system upgrade. If so, go to the TeXShop web  
> site and follow the instructions to (re)install TeXLive. Another  
> possibility is that a tool path is incorrectly configured in TeXShop  
> preferences. This can happen if you are using the fink teTeX  
> distribution.
> ----------------
> I changed the path to indicate /opt/local/bin, and then I get ...
> ### This is /opt/local/bin/simpdftex, Version $Revision: 2.18 $
> ### Skipping simpdftex  [dvi->pdf only]
> ### /opt/local/bin/dvips -R -Poutline  -o /tmp/altpdfsimpdftex. 
> 9268-1246672724/-n tex.ps tex
> This is dvips(k) 5.96 Copyright 2005 Radical Eye Software 
> (www.radicaleye.com)
> /opt/local/bin/dvips: ! DVI file can't be opened.
> ### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdfsimpdftex.9268-1246672724/-n tex.ps ()
> I need psfrag for my document so pdftex will not work for me.
> Any solution and/or suggestion would be appreciated.
> Ben
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