I am new to TexShop and new to this forum so please forgive me if the question is dumb.
I need to convert about 13,800 postscript files to PDF.
TexShop can do it but the only ways I know how means that when I open a bunch of the files to convert automatically, TexShop converts them but leaves them open (displayed on-screen in TexShop) after converting, so the more files that it processes, the more RAM it uses till it exponentially slows too much.
For example, if I get TexShop to convert only 1000 file, the first 500 files takes about 15 minutes, and the next 500 takes about 30 minutes. When it is finished, TexShop is unresponsive (with 1000 open PDFs) and need be forcibly quit.
I presume there must be some way for TexShop to process a file, close it, then move onto the next one automatically but I can't see any obvious way how.
To get it done quicker, I could try smaller batches (say 250 files at a time which only takes 5 minutes) but that would mean a lot of setting up and baby-sitting of the Mac. I figure automating this must be easily doable, maybe in combination with Automator if TexShop can't handle it alone.
Can anyone please assist with this?
I use 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook with 6GB RAM.