[OS X TeX] convert .dvi to .pdf
bowenalan03 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 09:46:45 EST 2015
Whoops! I found the files in the ./Library/TeX. Sorry for the noise.
On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 10:46 PM, Alan Bowen <bowenalan03 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, Herb—
> I have downloaded the Basic TeX package and installed it along with
> When I run
> (a) dvipdf SciPhil_Ch_01-02.dvi
> I get
> 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
> I get
> 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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