[OS X TeX] Handling EPS files

Wendy McKay wgm at cds.caltech.edu
Wed Mar 15 13:31:39 EST 2006

On Wed, 15 Mar 2006, Josep M. Font wrote:

> Hi,
> Encouraged by what I learned in the recent thread "Timing problem resolved" I 
> tried to process a file that includes several EPS files, and which up to now 
> I had (successfully) processed with the TeX + dvips + GhostScript way. I 
> wanted to convert the EPS files to PDF files. The experience has lead me to 
> several questions.

> 2) A maybe related problem was that I first tried to do this conversion "on 
> the fly" by putting \usepackage{epstopdf} in the file and then processing it 
> with TeX + dvips + GhostScript: the file was typeset, but the PDF files were 
> not produced, and no error message appeared.

In order for the pdf files to be produced you need to typeset with pdftex
not TeX& Ghostscript from TeXshop.
Put all your .eps files in a separate folder with the correct pathname
when you use \includegraphics{}
Do -not_ use extensions.
and look at the *Template* that TeXshop provides on graphics and include 
\usepackage{epstopdf} in your preamble.

All the pdf files should be generated.
One caveat.
If you have any old versions of hyperref lurking around in your own 
library you could get errors with one of the files that come with it
(can't remember which one now).. 
Remove/Hide all private copies of packages that are provided by gwTeX.

At least, this procedure seems to work for me.

> 3) It was not clear to me from the thread how the "on the fly" conversion has 
> to be performed (once, as advised): with TeX + dvips + GhostScript or with 
> pdfTeX ? I conjecture the former...

no it is the latter, I think.

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