[OS X TeX] Distiller

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sun Jan 29 08:58:59 EST 2006

On 29 Jan 2006, at 14:47, Alain Matthes wrote:

> By default, the choice of Texshop is to use pdftex and latex (is it  
> correct?)

The default (IIRC) is to use pdftex, pdflatex, and pdftex based Context.

> also why not use Apple Distiller by default.
> Why do we need ghostscript? (pb of licence ?)

Historic: Apple didn't deliver a postscript distiller until 10.3 (or  
even 10.4, I regularly mix version up). Another reason is speed: the  
Apple Distiller can only distill one (eps) file at a time, and is  
rather slow.

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