[OS X TeX] epstopdf automatic updates to pdf

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 1 18:45:36 EST 2006

On Dec 1, 2006, at 1:14 PM, David Goldenberg wrote:

> Hi,
>    I am currently using TexShop with Gerben Wierda's teTex  
> distribution on two computers, an ibook and a G5 PowerMac, both  
> running OS X 10.4. The installation on the ibook does something  
> that I find very convenient, but I can't figure out how to do it on  
> the other installation.
> I regularly use pdfLaTeX and epstopdf. On the ibook, whenever an  
> eps file is updated (usually by Adobe Illustrator) and the LaTeX  
> file is run through pdfLaTeX, the pdf file is automatically updated  
> as well.  On the other installation, however, the old pdf must be  
> manually removed in order to create a new version.
> I suspect that there must an option that needs to be set somewhere  
> or a file that needs to be updated in order to get the automatic  
> updating to work.  But, I haven't been able to figure it out.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> David Goldenberg


I don't know if this solves it or not but... if you include the .eps  
extension in the \includegraphics{fname.eps} I believe the .eps file  
will be reprocessed into pdf every time you run it. If you leave the  
extension off, \includegraphics{fname}, graphicx will look for the  
pdf, not find it and then process the eps; after the first processing  
the pdf will be there so it will go no further.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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