I have a beamer .tex file which I know works perfectly on TexShop. However, when I texify the same document on WinEdt 6.0, the document does not display properly. No images appear, and anytime I try to scroll down the document, I get a message saying:

MiKTeX Problem Report
Some PostScript specials could not be rendered.
Error: /undefined in H.S
Operand stack:
   --nostringval--   PermitFileReading   --nostringval--   PermitFileWriting   --nostringval--
Execution stack:
   %interp_exit   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   false   1   %stopped_push   1914   1   3   %oparray_pop   1913   1   3   %oparray_pop   1897   1   3   %oparray_pop   1787   1   3   %oparray_pop   --nostringval--   %errorexec_pop   .runexec2   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   --nostringval--   2   %stopped_push   --nostringval--
Dictionary stack:
   --dict:1166/1684(ro)(G)--   --dict:0/20(G)--   --dict:78/200(L)--   --dict:95/300(L)--   --dict:17/200(L)--
Current allocation mode is local
MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript  9.00: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

What can I do to prevent this error and display everything properly?


This is how I setup my code:

  \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}

\setbeamercolor*{palette secondary}{use=structure,fg=white,bg=structure.fg!60!blue}
\setbeamercolor*{palette tertiary}{use=structure,fg=white,bg=orange!85!blue}



\title{My Groundbreaking Presentation}
\author{You Know Who}

% note: do NOT include a \maketitle line; also note that this title
% material goes BEFORE the \begin{document}

% have this if you'd like a recurring outline
\AtBeginSection[]  % "Beamer, do the following at the start of every section"
\tableofcontents[currentsection]  % show TOC and highlight current section



\frametitle{First Slide}


  • Did you check using texify --tex-option=--src foo.tex as mentioned in texify miktex documentation as --src option passes --src-specials to the TeX compiler. Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 3:28
  • I'm running WinEdt on windows, so I'm not sure how/where to set this option...
    – Paul
    Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 6:42
  • can you run from the Command window texify --tex-option=--src your-filename.tex to ensure if it is problem. Later you can follow winedt doc and winedt configure to set it up. I hope you have Ghostscript installed. Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 6:50
  • @texenthusiast: The error message is from the miktex ghostscript: So obviously a ghostscript is installed. Paul: You should make a minimal example that demonstrates the problem so that other can test it. Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 7:35
  • minimal working example (MWE) means starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. It will help someone here to assist you. Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 9:12

1 Answer 1


I suppose that, when you say ''anytime I try to scroll down the document'' you mean you are trying to visualize it in Yap.

I've had the same problem in some .dvi documents of mine and I've solved changing the Render Method to Dvips.

To do this in Yap, go to View -> Render Method and change it from Pk to Dvips.

If you want to change it globally, go to View -> Options -> Display -> Default Render Method and do the same as above.

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