[OS X TeX] Converting old eps files with TeXShop

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Tue May 24 15:31:52 EDT 2011

On May 24, 2011, at 9:27 AM, André Bellaïche wrote:

> I would like to use old eps figure files, as old as 1998, in a new LaTeX document. 
> They contain text typeset in Myriad (Roma, Italic or Bold) and TeXShop does a very bad job of conversion whatever I use latex or pdflatex, or whatever I chose Ghostscript or Apple Distiller in the preferences. It does not recognize the Myriad font and use a substitution font. This means that pieces of text collides, as the substituted font is a bit larger, italic and bold are transformed into roman, etc.
> Adobe Distiller Professional 8.1.3 does the same bad job.
> But Preview (Aperçu in French) does a perfect conversion. The only drawback is that Preview consider any new eps file as untitled, and you have to rename it by hand, and you may only handle the files one by one, as there are 254 eps files to convert.

I think Preview uses pstopdf (located in /usr/bin) to convert .ps files to .pdf, so you should be able to call that from the command line on a bunch of files.


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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