[OS X TeX] Request from newbie
ddykstra at mac.com
Sat Dec 11 17:20:01 EST 2004
To: Will and Gary, and others..
Thanks for the advice. The "TeX + Ghostscript" suggestion did the
trick. I had also been led to believe that the eps files in the
"system" I was working in would auto-scale. They do not, but a
colleague showed me how to indicate what the scale factor should be.
For the present I will be working in RevTeX 4 (Am Phys Soc) and the
journal editor wants things uniform, so I am trying to stick within the
confines of that situation.
On 08 Dec 2004, at 7:23 PM, Will Robertson wrote:
> On 9 Dec 2004, at 12:42 PM, Dewey Dykstra wrote:
>> My problem is that when the figure is called, I get an "Unknown
>> graphics extension: .eps error" message.
> The problem is that there are essentially two "flavours" of TeX: one
> that outputs PDF directly (pdftex), and one that outputs "something
> else" (tex).
> Using pdftex allows you to include PDF, PNG, and JPG graphics, whereas
> tex allows only EPS. Otherwise, the differences between them are
> negligible for your purposes.
> To cut a long story short, to fix your problem go to the "Typeset"
> menu in TeXShop and select "TeX and Ghostscript" instead of "pdftex".
> A better fix is to set up automatic conversion from EPS to PDF in the
> TeX document, but I always forget how to do that, sorry :)
> Good luck,
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theories in his students' minds." -- Hans Niedderer in
"International Conference on Physics Teachers' Education Proceedings"
Dortmund: University of Dortmund, p. 151, 1992.
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for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly
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"Now there are two theorems that form together the cardinal hinge on
which the whole structure of physical science turns. These theorems
are: (1) THERE IS A REAL OUTER WORLD WHICH EXISTS
INDEPENDENTLY OF OUR ACT OF KNOWING, and, (2) THE REAL
OUTER WORLD IS NOT DIRECTLY KNOWABLE." --M. Planck in
"Where Is Science Going?," 1932. (EMPHASIS in the original)
"As a result of modern research in physics, the ambition and hope,
still cherished by most authorities of the last century, that physical
science could offer a photographic picture and true image of reality
had to be abandoned." --M. Jammer in "Concepts of Force," 1957.
"If what we regard as real depends on our theory, how can we make
reality the basis of our philosophy? ...But we cannot distinguish
what is real about the universe without a theory...it makes no sense
to ask if it corresponds to reality, because we do not know what
reality is independent of a theory."--S. Hawking in "Black Holes
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