[OS X TeX] Springer Journal Template

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Jan 1 18:51:29 EST 2008

On Jan 1, 2008, at 16:44, Richard J Benish wrote:

> Thanks for the advice.
> Funny thing is that I kept fumbling around and got it to work  
> without consciously changing anything related to the error message.  
> (As I recall, Ghostscript was installed along with TexShop. As far  
> as I can tell, pdfTeX is not involved here.)

pdfTeX is the default engine TeXShop calls when typesetting a file.  
Check in TeXShop's Typeset menu ---you'll see a checkmark in  
``Pdftex'' (lower part of the pulldown menu). To typeset the original  
Springer document, you have to choose ``TeX and Ghostscript'' instead.

Or, below ``\usepackage{graphicx}'', you can add epstopdf, like this:


and then it typesets OK with pdfTeX, without changing anything in the  

> What I did was change a dummy graphic from an eps to a jpg (using  
> Photoshop) and the file "example.eps" to "example.jpg".
> I wish the error messages were less cryptic and more directly  
> related to experience. The "logic" of LaTex usually eludes me.

You can download Prof. Grätzer's Short Course (the free first part of  
his ``(More) Math into LaTeX'', 4th ed., published by Springer) in




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