[OS X TeX] TL09 and -eps-converted-to.pdf

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 4 13:11:50 EST 2009

On Dec 4, 2009, at 11:41 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> On Dec 4, 2009, at 12:07 PM, Daniel Becker wrote:
>> If you don't like the (new) default, you could use
>> \usepackage[suffix={}]{epstopdf} 
> This gave me an error: 
> ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}.
> See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
> Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
> ...                                              
> l.124 \ProcessOptions*
>                      \relax


Maybe \usepackage[suffix=]{epstopdf}

works? I like my solution because I don't have to do anything on a file by file basis.

One more thing. The reason folks were worried about overwriting foo.pdf was that there was an attempt to have the graphic(x/s) package automatically load epstopdf if pdflatex was being used in pdf mode. This would make eps support (semi-)transparent to users not familiar with the differences between pdflatex & latex->dvips->ps2pdf. That would have required a limited form of shell-escape which was eventually abandoned for TeX Live 2009 because of security issues.

Finally, if you use latexmk you should update to version 4.10 or later (4.11 is the latest version) unless you use that epstopdf-sys.cfg file I noted before; versions of latexmk before 4.10 don't ``understand'' the relation between foo.eps->foo-eps-converted-to.pdf but do understand foo.eps->foo.pdf. If you're using TeXShop you can get the latest latexmk set up for TeXShop as Latexmk411TeXShop.zip at <http://hoempage.mac.com/herbs2>.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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