[OS X TeX] Placing eps figures
gratzer at ms.umanitoba.ca
Fri Jun 2 18:39:50 EDT 2006
You know, Bruno, it is really depressing what has happened with
I corresponded with Barry Smith last in October 12:
> Hello Professor Gratzer,
> I do not believe that it will be a problem;
> actually we are preparing to announce a -very-
> skeletal (but quite functional, and fast) version
> of Textures within the next 30-90 days.
> (It's a sad tale about Y & Y, alas.)
It is also a sad tale about Textures and Barry, the inventor of
On Jun 2, 2006, at 12:31 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 2 juin 06 à 14:43, Ashim Datta a écrit :
>> I would really appreciate some help. I have a lot of eps figures
>> that in the past I used Textures and \epsfbox in the package
>> epsf.def to place. I am considering migrating to Texshop since
>> Textures is not available for my Intel mac. I do not want to
>> convert figures to pdf and would like to continue to use the
>> epsf.def package.
>> Any thoughts?
> epsf.def was simply an adaptation to Textures of epsf.tex, written
> for dvips which is the standard DVI driver on Linux, among other
> platforms. epsf.tex is there on Mac OS X, and works without
> requiring any preliminary adaptation.
> Simply install TeXShop (which is a front-end) and gwTeX (Gerben
> Wierda's distribution of TeX, dvips and friends for Mac OS X).
> You'll see afterwards that epsf.tex is indeed there, at /Library/
> teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/generic/epsf/epsf.tex. Simply replace
> \input epsf.def
> \input epsf
> and then make sure you typeset your documents in TeXShop's "TeX and
> Ghostscript" mode (actually TeX -> dvips -> GhostScript). This mode
> is selected either on a per-document basis in TeXShop's Typeset
> menu, or generally in TeXShop's Typeset prefs.
> Otherwise you should feel fairly at ease in TeXShop, whose user
> interface is similar to Textures. One thing you might miss is
> Textures' ability to use Mac OS fonts natively. If that is indeed
> the case, then XeTeX <http://scripts.sil.org/xetex> is for you (but
> it can't deal with EPS figures).
> Hope this helps,
> Bruno Voisin (user of Textures from 1991 to
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