[OS X TeX] epstopdf glitch

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Tue Jul 13 17:18:18 EDT 2010

On Jul 13, 2010, at 13:56 , Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Jul 13, 2010, at 3:29 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>> On Jul 13, 2010, at 13:12 , Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>> On Jul 13, 2010, at 2:48 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>> As it happens, I was just checking this when your mail arrived.
>> Turns out there is either a TeXShop/Framework bug lurking on 10.5,  
>> or I'm confused.
>> If I switch default scripts (and click OK), the change does not  
>> seem to take effect.  Only after I exit TeXShop and restart does  
>> that happen.
>> Now, if I restart TeXShop between settings, I get the same behavior  
>> as on 10.6: with 'Pdftex', it fails the same way on both; with 'Tex 
>> +DVI', it succeeds on both.
> Working under 10.6 here right now so I'm not sure about that  
> behavior under 10.5. Can you give me the exact steps to reproduce it?

It's pretty easy:
   - Launch TeXShop and then open the test file.
   - Typeset
   - Open Prefs
   - Switch Typesetting -> Default Script from one of 'Pdftex' or 'Tex 
+DVI' to the other.
   - Remove Aux files for the test file
   - Typeset

On 10.5, either both succeed, or both fail (with failure when 'Pdftex'  
is the starting value).  If I exit and relaunch between the switch and  
re-typesetting, then the behavior is as you see it on 10.6.

> By the way, since I use different engines for different files I put  
> TS-engine line at the top of each file and don't worry about it. The  
> line looks like
> % !TEX TS-program = xxxxxx
> where xxxxxx is the name of the engine. LaTeX with TeX+DVI has  
> xxxxxx = latex, LaTeX with pdfTeX has xxxxxx = pdflatex. Since I use  
> cross references and occasionally a bibliography I often use the  
> latexmk or pdflatexmk engines (these `latexmk engines' have to be  
> activated --- look in ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/Inactive/Latexmk/  
> for the engines and instructions for activating and using them) and  
> sometimes I use system fonts and use xelatex or even xelatexmk. That  
> way I don't worry about default settings, etc. I'm all for doing it  
> once and forgetting it; what can I say, I'm lazy.

I'm even lazier: I'm all for someone else doing it once, and not  
thinking about it :-}

Thanks for the tips.  I'll give it a shot.


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