[OS X TeX] Simple(?) MacTeX question

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 06:27:30 EDT 2006

On 9/11/06, Gerben Wierda <Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl> wrote:
>  If these terms mean nothing to you, you probably do not need the
> too <ImageMagick>l, except for the following scenario:
> You have a TIFF file, but pdfTeX does not support TIFF anymore since
> 2004 (TIFF is not well defined I have been told and the support has
> been dropped). You want to include the TIFF file in your .tex document.
> You can go to the command line ans say "convert foo.tiff foo.png" and
> the convert tool will convert foo.tiff from TIFF to PNG format and
> write foo.png, which can be included as image in .tex documents.

htlatex uses ImageMagick to convert .eps to .png (htlatex generates
webpages from .tex sources, representing usually equations as .png
images. So it is smart to have IM installed as well.

There are some LaTeX packages using external programs (f.e. pgf can
call GNUplot); so LaTeX package calling IM is not unimaginable either.

On 9/10/06, Rowland McDonnell <rjmm-lists1 at fireflyuk.net> wrote:

> Also: I don't seem able to get TeXShop 2.09d to print a dvi file.
> Double-clicking (for example) tb1401.dvi (part of the Babel
> documentation) gives me a pdf version of the dvi file, but the `Print'
> command doesn't do a thing when I try it.  MacOS X 10.4.7, quad G5.
> (printing does generally work on that Mac in question).
> Does anyone have any ideas what I might try?

Copy dvi files to some directory you can write [without using
administrative power] and then open via TeXShop. You will be able to
see other differences too: like saving will be enabled. I *cannot*
explain why TeXShop behaves differently opening .dvi files located in
the directories where one cannot write but this is a fact.

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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