[OS X TeX] Changing dvips-distiller configuration

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Sep 16 10:06:34 EDT 2013

On Sep 16, 2013, at 8:57 AM, Dennis Kletzing <dkletzing at cfl.rr.com> wrote:

> Hi:
> I want to add some information to the TeX + dvips + distiller entry in the TeXShop Preferences panel to changed how it prepares the pdf but don't know what to add.
> I'm running TeXShop version 2.46 (part of MacTeX2011) on OS 10.8.4 using the TeX and DVI engine, since there a lot of old eps files. TeXShop first uses dvips to prepare the .ps file which it then distills using pstopdf to get the pdf. The information currently in my Preferences panel for TeX + dvips + distiller is
> simpdftex latex --maxpfb --extratexopts "-file-line-error -synctex=1" --distiller ps2pdf
> I want to change this so that the .ps file is prepared using my printer, call it Printer A, and then distills it using Adobe Distiller with a specific set of job options, say myoptions.joboptions. Printer A is a ppd file that commercial printers use for high-end printing. It's installed as one of the printers on my system. Does anyone know how to change the TeX + dvips + distiller line to make this happen? Thanks.
> --
> Dennis


I assume you want to start with a .ps file created by dvips and then filter it through `Printer A' (I'm not sure what you mean by ``prepared'') and then run Adobe Distiller.

First, please clarify what you mean by `prepared using my printer'. Second, is there a way to run Adobe Distiller from the command line (outside of using the `open' command)?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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