I would like to produce a PostScript file when compiling my LaTeX file on TeXShop running on MacOS X. I already tried checking the box "Save Postscript File" under the preferences->Engine tab + selected the radio button "Tex + DVI" in the Typesetting tab, but this doesn't produce the .ps file.

Any suggestion? This is driving me crazy.


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With TeXShop go to typeset and enable LaTeX, dvi and ghostscript. To set this as default go to TeXShop - Preferences - Typesetting. It creates the ps and pdf file

  • Under "typeset" I only have Typeset, PlainTeX, LaTeX, BibTeX, MakeIndex, MetaPost, ConTeXt, and then PdfTex, TeX and DVI, Personal Script. Perhaps TeX and DVI? I tried this one and gives me errors about one image and its size.
    – Masiar
    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:50
  • choose LaTeX. But take care that you use only eps Images, if you have one. LaTeX can handle only ps and eps images.
    – user2478
    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:55
  • By choosing LaTeX the compiling procedure starts, no errors shown, pdf compiled as it is supposed to be but no .ps file is produced.
    – Masiar
    Mar 26, 2013 at 12:57
  • did you enabled dvips and ghostscript?
    – user2478
    Mar 26, 2013 at 13:23
  • No sorry, I can't find under the Typesetting tab in the preferences where I can enable "LaTeX. dvi and ghostscript". Maybe version issue? Mine is 3.11.
    – Masiar
    Mar 26, 2013 at 13:34

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