[OS X TeX] Re: I can't get TeX + Ghostscript to work (Herbert Schulz)

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Sun Apr 6 02:58:23 EDT 2008

If you wanted to be recalcitrant, one option would be to use Word  
2007's handy Insert>Object>Adobe Acrobat Document to place your pdf  
document into a .doc file.
And then when they complain that they can't edit it because of this  
that or the other, say you've given them the Word file; if they feel  
forced to use Adobe acrobat to edit your file, you can't help them,  
because you have followed their guidelines and submitted a perfectly  
usable document in Word format.

Just a thought. Maybe they will understand what it feels like to have  
a truly inflexible document preparation system forced upon them  
(acrobat, not latex).

On Apr 6, 2008, at 1:15 AM, Dr. John R. Vokey wrote:

> Any, even minimal, LaTeX file appears to have the same problem if  
> (but not otherwise) I include the line:
> \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
> which, of course, I use to read in all my graphics (as they are pdf)  
> when I don't use TeX+ Ghostscript.  My problem here is that I need  
> to use to TeX4ht to generate an openoffice document, thence to #$% 
> $#@ Word that many journals stupidly, ignorantly, and without any  
> frigging justification I can fathom demand.  Actually, I was just  
> testing whether this route would work for those of so enlightened as  
> to use apa.cls and apacite to produce apa perfect pdf documents,  
> only to have some ignorant publishing house demand we ruin the whole  
> thing by providing it in M$Absurd.  That one line seems to kill it.   
> Although why it should have pdftex take over for the entire document  
> is a bit baffling.
> On 5-Apr-08, at 1:00 PM, macosx-tex-request at email.esm.psu.edu wrote:
>> A minimal but complete example of a source file that shows this
>> problem is needed. Place the command \listfiles before the
>> \documentclass{...} command and also let us know what the contents of
>> the log file say. Also, what TeX distribution are you using? I'm  
>> still
>> guessing that either the documentclass or one of your included
>> packages is old and doing some testing for pdftex incorrectly.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz

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