[OS X TeX] "Non-PDF special ignored"

ewan.Delanoy at math.unicaen.fr ewan.Delanoy at math.unicaen.fr
Sun Feb 1 03:13:21 EST 2009

>If you are really processing in "TeX + Ghostscript" mode >rather than
>in "pdfLaTeX" mode, the console output will begin
>This is /usr/texbin/simpdftex ....
>Do you get that message as the first line in the console?

  No. The console begins by :

This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
 \write18 enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2003/12/01>
Babel <v3.8d> and hyphenation patterns for american, french, german,
ngerman, d
utch, italian, norsk, portuges, spanish, swedish, nohyphenation, loaded.
Document Class: article 2004/02/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class

>>> You need to compile using the
>>> (latex->dvips->ps2pdf) script. The easiest way to do this
>>>is by
>>> putting the line
>The bad way . This way is available only with texshop or >textmate.
>Where is the portability ?
> Do you think to work
>with applemac encoding and specific syntax is a good way ??

         Is there a "portable" way then ? How?

>the good syntax, it's
>%!TEX TS-program = latex

   This changed nothing.

>but it' easy to compile with TeX+Ghostscript without this >line

         How ?


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