# [OS X TeX] Memoir class book template

Themis Matsoukas tmatsoukas at me.com
Mon Sep 10 13:26:53 EDT 2012

```On Sep 10, 2012, at 9:29 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

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> On Sep 10, 2012, at 8:15 AM, Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at me.com> wrote:
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>> ...
>> \usepackage{graphicx,epstopdf}
>> ...
>> \synctex=1
>> ...
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> Howdy,
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> I'm not a user of memoir (usually use the article class and dislike memoir's emulation) but I have a couple of comments about your preamble.
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> Recent (at least TL2011 but, I think, even TL2010) the graphicx package automatically loads epstopdf. Also there is no need to use --shell-escape since the graphicx package runs a restricted version of the epstopdf program but that won't allow for any additional inclusions (e.g., tiff->png). With TL2012 it becomes pretty easy to add additional conversion tools to the list of ``approved'' programs for the restricted shell escape; see the TeXLive2012Changes document available at <https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10932738/index.html>.
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> The \synctex=1 command is not usually needed with TeXShop (from the leading lines I assume you are using TeXshop as your front end---true with TeXworks too) since that is set by default when calling pdflatex.

I was not aware of these updates. Prompted by your comment I removed the call to \usepackage{graphicx,epstopdf} and \synctex=1, and sure enough, everything run smoothly.

Thanks!

Themis

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