[OS X TeX] epstopdf glitch

Justin C. Walker justin at mac.com
Tue Jul 13 20:46:44 EDT 2010


On Jul 13, 2010, at 16:41 , 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

> 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.

Thanks for clarifying this.  Makes perfect sense when you see it in  
print ;-}

Should the above be added to the help page describing the Preferences  
dialog window?


Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon at Large
Institute for the Enhancement of the Director's Income
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