[OS X TeX] TeXShop doesn't open dvi-files

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 18 14:49:53 EDT 2005

On Oct 18, 2005, at 12:59 PM, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:

> Morning.
> My TeX installation is a brand new i-Installer gwTeX (full TeXLive  
> 2005). I did not change anything. Before I had an installation  
> grown and updated since may be 2001. This former installation did  
> open any dvi file. So I think something is wrong with the new  
> installer package.
> Isn't it?
> Kind regards. Friedrich


I'm using the latest TeX i-package and don't have that problem.

One last thing: does TeXShop even open when you double click the dvi  
file? If so maybe it can't compile files using latex+ghostscript  
because you have to change the altpdf(la)tex lines in TeXShop- 
 >Preferences Engine Tab to the proper

simpdftex tex --maxpfb


simpdftex latex --maxpfb

and UNchecked the Save Postscript File check box? I'm not sure what  
process TeXShop uses to create the pdf from the dvi file but if it is  
using the latex+ghostscript engine that has to be right.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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