TeXLive & TeXShop with Tex+DVI
bpabbott at mac.com
Sat Jul 4 07:30:52 PDT 2009
If I try what TeXShop does from the command line ...
$ simpdftex latex --maxpfb my_file.tex
### This is /opt/local/bin/simpdftex, Version $Revision: 2.18 $
### Skipping simpdftex [dvi->pdf only]
### /opt/local/bin/dvips -R -Poutline -o /tmp/altpdfsimpdftex.
37498-1246716520/-n latex.ps latex
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.37498-1246716520/-n
I checked the syntax for simpdftex and it appears that it is being
called correctly ... for some reason simpdftex appears to skip the
creation of the dvi file.
However, latex + dvipdf works correctly.
$ latex my_file.tex; dvipdf my_file.dvi
But then I I'm not able to make use of TeXShop's editor / previewer.
p.s. I'm not using pdflatex because I'm including eps files via psfrag.
On Sat, 4 Jul 2009 10:36 AM, Emmanuel Hainry wrote:
> 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
> 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.
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