[OS X TeX] TeXShop doesn't open dvi-files
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 18 17:21:36 EDT 2005
On Oct 18, 2005, at 3:45 PM, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:
> Am 18.10.2005 um 20:49 schrieb Herbert Schulz:
>> 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?
> Yes, I did.
Did you wait a short while while it compiles? As I said, no problems
with TeXShop here in either the original (read-only) location or the
>> 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.
> If I input in the terminal dvips
> ===== 8>< =====
> AlBook:~/Desktop vatolin$ dvips ifthen.dvi
> This is dvips(k) 5.95b Copyright 2005 Radical Eye Software
> ' TeX output 2004.03.14:0321' -> |lpr
>      
> ===== ><8 =====
> the file were printed. But it is impossible to open it.
> Kind regards. Friedrich
I assume you just did
but you should try
dvips -o file.ps file.dvi
to produce file.ps. Then run
to get the .pdf file.
But that is basically what simpdftex latex would do when presented
with a .dvi file.
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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