[OS X TeX] \includegraphics question

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Sun Dec 2 05:45:04 EST 2007

On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 02:21:07PM +0100, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> Le 29 nov. 07 à 10:47, Bruno Voisin a écrit :
>> - For such manipulations, a very useful add-on is epspdf by Siep 
>> Kroonenberg from this list and available at 
>> <http://tex.aanhet.net/epspdf/>. It's essentially a GUI for the xpdf 
>> tools, dealing with conversions between EPS and PDF. I haven't attempted 
>> to install it on Leopard yet, but I don't think any problem should arise. 
>> Don't forget to get also epspdf.app, allowing epspdf to be launched as an 
>> application from the Finder.
> It seems I talked too fast, regarding compatibility with Leopard.
> Just installed, on Leopard, xpdf-tools-3.dmg then:
> - Uncompressed epspdf.0.2.12.tgz and moved the epspdf directory to 
> /Applications/.
> - Uncompressed epspdf_app.0.2.01.zip and moved the two files epspdf.app and 
> epspdf.applescript to /Applications/epspdf/.
> Bu that doesn't seem to work: every time I launch epspdf.app, I get the 
> warning "No PostScript- or pdf viewer found" and the View button is dimmed.
> I did create a file /usr/local/bin/epspdf containing:
> #!/bin/sh
> /Applications/epspdf/epspdf.rb $*

You mean epspdftk?

> and took care the set the executable bit to true (namely, "sudo chmod a+x 
> epspdf"). But, as might have been anticipated, that has no effect on the 
> problem.
> One thing I noticed, after looking at epspdfrc.rb, is that no file 
> ~/.epspdfrc is created. Could this be related? If I interpret correctly 
> these lines from epspdf.rb:
> if not $settings.pdf_viewer
>   Tk.messageBox( :icon=>'warning', :type=>'ok', :message =>
>     "No PostScript- or pdf viewer found" )
> the warning is issued when the pdf_viewer variable isn't set, right?
> Bruno Voisin

On OS X, epspdftk simply should use Preview.

Does the converter itself work? Does the command 'epspdf -s' create
a file .epspdfrc? Or did you just forget to turn on the display of
dot files?

Unfortunately, at the moment I cannot yet test under Leopard since I
have not yet upgraded.

Siep Kroonenberg

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