[OS X TeX] Invoking latex with tex + ghostscript option?

Robert Morelli morelli at flux.utah.edu
Wed Jul 8 10:09:46 EDT 2009

Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 08.07.2009 um 08:11 schrieb Robert Morelli:
>> I need to invoke the "ordinary" latex on the generated files, not
>> pdflatex.
> Using the five letter word (or command) "latex" you'll get DVI. By 
> adding '-output-format=dvi' you can force latex and pdflatex etc. to 
> produce DVI.

Using "latex" or "latex -output-format=dvi" both invoke pdflatex, just 
as if I'd written "pdflatex."
>> I was told that I need to invoke latex with the "tex + ghostscript"
>> option. How do I do that?
> Preferences -> Typesetting tab -> Default Script
There are no preferences or tabs. I'm using the command line (or AucTeX 
from Aquamacs).

>> Also, is there a way to arrange it so the latex command used on
>> the files pdftricks generates has that option?
> You can create your own ENGINE file and put it into 
> ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines. Herb once proposed a ps4pdf.engine file:
I don't use TeXShop. TeXShop has its own text editor but I generally use 
Emacs (or Aquamacs).
I tried TeXShop once and it didn't read my $TEXMF* variables so didn't 
find my custom texinputs.
It didn't seem worth fooling with.

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