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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jan 31 11:47:58 EST 2009

On Jan 31, 2009, at 10:42 AM, <ewan.Delanoy at math.unicaen.fr> wrote:

> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage[dvips]{graphicx}
> \usepackage{eepic}
> \begin{document}
> \setlength{\unitlength}{0.5cm}
> \begin{picture}(18,11)(-10,-5)
> \put(-10,0){\vector(1,0){18}}
> \put(0,-5){\vector(0,1){11}}
> \put(-5,0){\circle{8}}
> \put(5,0){\circle{4}}
> \put(1.2,2.4){\circle{6}}
> \put(0,0){\circle{1}}
> \put(0,0){\circle{3}}
> \end{picture}
> \end{document}


You are trying to compile using pdflatex (the default) which doesn't  
understand eps input. You need to compile using the TeX+Ghostscript  
(latex->dvips->ps2pdf) script. The easiest way to do this is by  
putting the line

%!TEX program = latex

at the top fo the file. Then TeXShop will automatically use the TeX 
+Ghostscript script to compile the file.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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