[OS X TeX] convert .dvi to .pdf
bowenalan03 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 22:46:22 EST 2015
I have downloaded the Basic TeX package and installed it along with
When I run
(a) dvipdf SciPhil_Ch_01-02.dvi
dvips: warning: no config file for `pdf'
dvips: ! Couldn't find header file: tex.pro
(There is a SciPhil_Ch_01-02.pdf but it is a blank page)
(b) dvipdfm SciPhil_Ch_01-02.dvi
SciPhil_Ch_01-02.dvi -> SciPhil_Ch_01-02.pdf
dvipdfmx:fatal: Unable to find TFM file "Times-Roman".
Output file removed.
(c) opening the .dvi file with TeXShop does not produce a .pdf file.
I notice that there was no installation of a \TeX Distribution" data
in /Library/TeX, or a new \TeX Distribution Control Panel" in /Library/
On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 4:21 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>
> > On Nov 18, 2015, at 3:06 PM, Alan Bowen <bowenalan03 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi, Luis—
> > I do not have that many .dvi files. So what you suggest is very
> attractive. But, when I try opening one in TeXShop, though it does seem to
> open (and registers the .dvi file in the list of files opened recently), I
> do not see a .pdf file anywhere. Where does it put them? Or has TeXShop
> failed to produce a .pdf for some reason?
> > Alan
> > On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 12:52 PM, Luis Sequeira <lfsequeira at gmail.com>
> > > I have a number of .dvi files created some 25 years ago using Plain
> TeX and
> > > Computer Modern which I want to convert to .pdf files. Any suggestions
> > > about what I need and how to do this will be greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > > So far as TeX goes, I have the ConTeXt standalone (aka the ConTeXt
> > > minimals).
> > >
> > > I am currently running Mac OSX 10.11.
> > >
> > > Alan
> > The answer depends somewhat on how many files there are, and on whether
> you are a command line or a GUI guy.
> > If you install mactex, as was already discussed, you can convert a dvi
> file to pdf simply by double-clicking. TeXShop automatically opens and
> converts a dvi to pdf.
> > Of course, that may not be the most practical if you have hundreds of
> > Luis Sequeira
> Did you install MacTeX or BasicTeX? If you installed MacTeX it should work
> out of the box. If you installed BasicTeX you'll need to also install
> Ghostscript which is available on the same page as BasicTeX, <
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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