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

agl artemio at eresmas.net
Tue Jan 15 10:21:43 UTC 2008

Brad Miller-6 wrote:
> Artemio,
> 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.
> Brad


Thanks a lot for your help! Although I am a total newbie with TextMate,
after some experiment I came up with the following script called "alttex",
which works like a charm (I'm posting it in case it may be of help to
someone else):

etex "$FILE" && dvips -t a4 "${FILE%.tex}.dvi" && ps2pdf "${FILE.tex}.ps"

Thanks a lot again,


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