[OS X TeX] The `%!TEX TSprogram = TeXify' line used in TeXShop ...
jushen at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 20:46:10 EST 2008
Maarten, Herbert, and David,
Thanks for the reply. I will try the "% file name" and additional %
tricks and see if that go through.
Also, Herbert, I believe that I copy the
%!TEX TSprogram = Texify
from other people's post a while back. Strangely, it seems to work for
me without '-' between TS and program ...
On 2/13/08, David Watson <dewatson at mac.com> wrote:
> This is not the first time this issue has come up. It appears that
> their AutoTeX engine uses "file magic" to determine if the file is of
> valid type. Perhaps the arxiv.org maintainers could add a
> description to their "magic" file (on Mac OS X, at /usr/share/file/
> magic) or perhaps the authors of AutoTeX could edit their script to
> look for that, but then that would require the archiv.org people to
> On Feb 13, 2008, at 3:46 PM, Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:
> > I was submitting a manuscript to http://arxiv.org/ earlier today. The
> > files were one main tex file and three eps figures. My main tex file
> > contained the following two lines at the very beginning:
> > %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
> > %!TEX TSprogram = TeXify
> > All the files passed the submission check and could be processed
> > without problems. (The system declines the submission if there's any
> > problems in processing the tex files) But when I tried to view the
> > generated PDF file, the system kept triggering the remote server and
> > simply failed to generate it. While I was trying to see where it went
> > wrong (I thought it's due to figures since I had to compress them a
> > lot to meet the file size requirement), I got a message from arXiv's
> > very helpful administrator, saying
> > "Your main LaTeX source file contained a PostScript %! line, which was
> > misinterpreted by our AutoTeX engine. We have removed this line from
> > your LaTeX file, and your submission now correctly generates a PDF
> > file."
> > I also submitted the same paper, with the above two lines, to one
> > journal of APS (Americal Physical Society) and it went through and
> > generated PDF without any problem.
> > Except manually removing the lines, is there any other way to make the
> > tex file mostly portable? [The answer probably is not ...]
> > Thanks.
> > JT
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