[OS X TeX] TeXniscope download question

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Dec 30 03:09:00 EST 2004

Le 30 déc. 04, à 03:30, Aaron Jackson a écrit :

> Correction.  If you change the distiller from Ghostscript to Panther 
> then Texshop can convert from dvi to pdf.  I suspect that is also what 
> TeXniscope does.

This is probably because you haven't installed GhostScript (there is an 
i-Installer i-Package for it). By default, when asked to open a .dvi 
file, TeXShop is configured to launch dvips then the script 
/usr/local/bin/ps2pdf, installed with GhostScript, to convert the .dvi 
file to a .ps then .pdf file that is displayed. I'm not fully sure 
about this, but I think that's what it does by invoking the script 


Selecting Panther as the distiller only replaces GhostScript's 
/usr/local/bin/ps2pdf by Panther's /usr/bin/pstopdf (try "man pstopdf" 
in Terminal), but TeXShop's on-the-fly dvi-to-pdf conversion should 
work without it, provided GhostScript has been installed.


Bruno Voisin
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