[OS X TeX] eps problem

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Sep 24 12:41:21 EDT 2008

On Sep 24, 2008, at 11:12 AM, Joel Anderson wrote:

> Dear Experts,
> All of a sudden, TeXShop won't recognize eps files.  For example the  
> file
> \documentclass{laexam}
> \usepackage{graphicx}
> \begin{document}
> \includegraphics[scale=.6]{abcd.eps}
> \end{document}
> produces the error:
> ! LaTeX Error: Unknown graphics extension: .eps.
> This occurs both on my machine at home and the one at work.
> I hope someone can help.
> Joel Anderson


You are trying to process the file using pdftex rather than TeX 
+Ghostscript. You can check off the Typeset->TeX and Ghostscript to  
temporarily change to that engine. You can make all files compile that  
way by default via the TeXShop->Preferences->Typesetting->Default  
Script preference. The best way to guarantee that TeXShop chooses the  
correct engine is to put the line

%%!TEX TS-program = latex

for TeX+Ghostscript or

%%!TEX TS-program = pdflatex

for pdflatex processing.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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