[OS X TeX] TeXShop and Metapost: labels can't be typesetted with LaTeX

Franck Pastor pastor at fusl.ac.be
Wed Sep 27 05:04:57 EDT 2006

Thanks again, it works well for Metapost this time. It seems that I  
need to delve further in the Applescript language, it comes in  
useful :-)

One last question (I promise!): how should I change the script if I  
want to make it work with mptopdf instead of metapost?

Franck Pastor

Le 27-sept.-06 à 01:15, Claus Gerhardt a écrit :

> Sorry, I wasn't aware that your example file should be saved as  
> a .mp file. In this case the script below should do the trick.
> The script needs Flashmode-downloadable because of the subroutine.
> Claus
> tell application "TeXShop"
> 	get path of document of window 1
> 	set fileName to result
> end tell
> set scriptPath to (do shell script "dirname " & "~/Library/ 
> Flashmode/Subroutines/ex")
> set scriptPath to scriptPath & "/setnametsn.scpt"
> set scriptName to POSIX file scriptPath as alias
> set scriptLiB to (load script scriptName)
> tell scriptLiB
> 	set {baseName, texName, pdfName, namePath, dirName,  
> dirNameunquoted, logName, logPath, rtfName, docName} to setnametsn 
> (fileName)
> end tell
> set shellScript to "cd " & dirName & ";"
> set shellScript to shellScript & "~/Library/TeXShop/bin/mpostc  " &  
> baseName
> do shell script shellScript
>> Thanks! mpostcpl does the tricks, as I use mfpic :-)
>> However, if I want to compile a Metapost file with mpostc, it  
>> doesn't work ("Applescript Error : TeXShop got an error:  
>> NSReceveirEvaluationScriptError: 4"). I'm starting to think that  
>> the best way to deal with this problem would be a panel in the  
>> preferences...
>> Franck Pastor

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