[OS X TeX] epstopdf glitch

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jul 13 20:07:33 EDT 2010

On Jul 13, 2010, at 6:41 PM, Richard Koch wrote:

> On Jul 13, 2010, at 2:18 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>> 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
> This won't work. 
> The basic design of TeXShop is that you may have
> several documents open. Some might typeset with TeX and some with LaTeX
> or some other engine.  Some documents might use the "pdftex" routte
> and others use "TeX + DVI" route. 
> The TeXShop menus, including the pulldown Engine menu on the source window,
> act on a document by document basis. For instance, if you pull the
> pdftex document to the front and then look under the Typesetting menu, you'll see that
> "pdftex" is checked. But if you pull the TeX + DVI document to the front and then
> look under the Typesetting menu, "pdfex" is unchecked and instead "TeX + DVI"
> is checked. 
> In contrast, Preference settings do NOT apply to currently open documents. Instead,
> they select the default behavior when you first open a document, before you customize
> it with menus. So changing the default typesetting script in Preferences doesn't affect
> documents already open, but instead documents that you'll open in the future.
> Dick Koch


Sigh... never thought through what ahouls happen with multiple documents open. And it makes my supposition wrong too; the new default is ``read in'' when it changes but is only applied to documents opened after the change.

Thanks for the information.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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