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

Franck Pastor pastor at fusl.ac.be
Fri Oct 21 17:27:56 EDT 2005

Le 21-oct.-05 à 22:18, Maarten Sneep a écrit :

> On 21 Oct 2005, at 11:44, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> pdftk can be used to compress these files after the fact. Let me  
> give an example. I commonly create figures in metapost, and some  
> are too large for mptopdf. Yes, that is large - the output of mpost  
> is 9 MB large, the input is about 5 MB (generated by a script,  
> mostly).
> Since I cannot use mptopdf (and hence no direct inclusion in  
> pdftex), I have to translate the mps file to pdf elsewhere. This  
> can be done with dvips, but I opted to use pstopdf - the figure  
> uses Lucida, and pstopdf could find those, gs couldn't. The output  
> of pstopdf is 6 MB, not exactly small. pdftk turns that into a 1 MB  
> file. Yes, the difference in speed is significant.
> Maarten

I'm possibly misundertanding something, but I include my Metapost  
figures directly in my PDF documents produced with pdfLaTeX, without  
using mptopdf, simply by putting these commands in the preambule:


And then : \includegraphics{figure.1}, \includegraphics{figure.2}, etc.

You know (La)TeX much better than me, so where am I wrong ?

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