[TxMt] compiling *plain* tex documents with postscript figures

Brad Miller bonelake at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 19:40:04 UTC 2008


That sounds like a case that I probably did not cover.  I only setup  
the autoconvert to work for the typesetting engines that are included  
as a part of the preferences dialog, since I could not possibly guess  
the right thing to do for variant xxxx of TeX that people might  
specify with a %!TEX  directive.

My suggestion is that you you write yourself a little script  call it  
mytex that calls plain tex and then dvips / ps2pdf  If mytex is on  
your PATH then you can use mytex as the typesetting engine in the %! 
TEX directive.


On Jan 14, 2008, at 1:04 PM, agl wrote:

> I would like to compile a *plain* tex document which includes some  
> postscript
> (.eps) figures. The problem is that if I choose tex (or etex) as the  
> engine
> the dvi file is correctly generated, but its not automatically  
> converted to
> pdf, nor the dvi file is sent by the viewer (Skim). This is no  
> problem with
> *latex* files containing eps figures, since in that case the command
> "Typeset & View (PDF)" converts the .dvi file to .ps (by running  
> dvips) and
> the resulting .ps file to .pdf (with ps2pdf), and opens the .pdf  
> file. Is
> there an easy way to get TextMate to automatically run dvips and  
> ps2pdf in
> succession when the engine is tex or etex, instead of latex?
> Cheers,
> Artemio
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