[OS X TeX] Help with error in MPS -> PDF Converter

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Sep 20 09:56:57 EDT 2013

On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Tom Reinhardt <tomr7 at verizon.net> wrote:

> Excellent responses from all!
> Using the "etex" package works. Now, the question is: would including that
> package be harmful on the Linux platforms? Probably not, but I'll check.
> The reason I ask is that eventually I extract templates from these files so
> that other instructors can generate their own content that appears
> consistent, at least a some level.
> Again: thank you!!
> T. Reinhardt
> On 20 Sep 2013, at 8:55 AM, Victor Ivrii wrote:
There is no Mac vs Linux issue. There is latex vs pdflatex issue. Simply on
Linux in your settings typesetting is (by default) using latex, and on Mac
it is pdflatex—but you can change both on the fly.

etex simply allows you to overcome dimension problem (which is handy in
many other cases).
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