[OS X TeX] eps figure into document

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Tue Nov 4 04:27:42 EST 2008

On 4 nov 2008, at 01:24, Caitlyn Phillips wrote:

> I installed TeXShop about a month ago from:
> http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/obtaining.html
> I believe it's version 2.18.

The important bit is that you have MacTeX 2008, that gives us a  
starting point, assuming you installed tex at the same time.

> I had previously done a paper in which there were a lot of figures,  
> however it was done on my old Dell.  Even now when I try and run  
> that file on my mac, it doesn't work, and it hasn't be changed since  
> I last compiled it on the Dell.
> I'm not exactly sure how to do much of anything in Terminal, but  
> after typing in "which gs: which ps2pdf" Terminal returned "/usr/bin/ 
> which"

     which gs; which ps2pdf
(note the semi-colon, it is not a colon).
When copy/pasted into a terminal, it should give
to indicate where the tools are installed. If nothing comes back, then  
ghostscript really isn't installed. If it returns a different  
directory, then the preferences of TeXShop must be changed  
(Preferences, Engine, Path Settings).

> Ross - changing the source to pdflatex worked in that a pdf was  
> created, but the figure doesn't appear to show up.

This is expected behaviour: pdf(la)tex can not include eps files, it  
can only handle pdf files. This was the translation that David Derbes  
was referring to in his message. Regardless, your tex installation  
should just work.

Franck Pastor may be onto something, although he might need to give a  
few more clues: what to remove, and what to install (again). It would  
be good to report back here again, so we can update the MacTeX  
installer to save others the trouble.


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