[OS X TeX] ps2pdf13 ??

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Feb 5 09:13:23 EST 2008

On Feb 5, 2008, at 5:55 AM, Josep Maria Font wrote:

> Hi,
> When trying to typeset a file with the TeX+Ghostscript method, the  
> dvi and ps files are generated and saved, and then I see the  
> following message in the console:
> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/simpdftex: line  
> 538: ps2pdf13: command not found
> ### FAILED to generate /tmp/altpdflatex.1310-1202211669/<myfile>.pdf
> I have TexShop 2.14 with a teTeX installation of some time ago. In  
> TeXShop's Preferences > Engine, I have "/usr/local/bin" in the  
> Distiller section, and "simpdftex latex --maxpfb" as TeX+dvips 
> +distiller > LaTeX.
> Is there something wrong with my preferences ? Should I re-install  
> something ? Any suggestions ?
> Thanks in advance,
> JMaF


 From the leading /usr/local/teTeX/ I suspect you have an older teTeX  
based TeX distribution. If that is true you should really update to  
the latest TeX Live 2007 based distribution. You can get the  
MacTeX-2007 distribution from <http://www.tug.org/mactex/> or, for  
more choices, <http://www.tug.org/mactex/morepackages.html>.

If, in fact, you've already installed the MacTeX or the TeX Live based  
gwTeX distribution you should have a System Preference pane called TeX  
Distribution. That preference pane will tell you which, of possibly  
multiple, distribution(s) is being used.

If you have a Fink or MacPorts distribution the path variable has been  
set in a different way and there are more complications.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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