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5:58 AM
@AlexG @UlrikeFischer The package author replied to my e-mail: "the files are intact, but they come with the 'clickable' library which allows to click into plots and show the coordinates under the cursor. This clickable library uses Acrobat Forms internally, and these forms result in the "save changes" dialog.
I will see if I can suppress the dialog without disabling the feature."
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10:11 AM
10:46 AM
@PauloCereda Is there a World Championship this year?
@CarLaTeX hm?
Hi all, I'm having some very basic issues with compiling a LaTex file using shell escape. I'm sure this is a basic error on my part as you can see from the comment of the following post that clemens is able to compile it with no issues:
Q: Can't Replace TEMP labels in Chemnum

HazingaWhen uisng this .eps file exported from chemdraw (Mac OSX) I am unable to compile a scheme in TeXShop where the labels are replaced. EDIT1: Upon adding the use \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} as well as enabling shell escape in the engine, my compiler hangs and crashes. EDIT2: I suspect I am not enab...

Would anyone be willing to give this a quick look through? You'd make me a very happy PhD student
11:02 AM
@Hazinga you should show the log you get with the error, also first try running latex on the terminal comand line if it works there, the error is in your texshop settings rather than with tex itself
@DavidCarlisle Hi please see .log file here: sendspace.com/delete/w6o7pf/135e7738e564d1fc7e3f01fe135aeae6
How do I run it via terminal command line?
@Hazinga hmpf better to add it to the question but just this once (I don't always follow links to such sites)
@Hazinga just cd to the directory where your file is and use pdflatex --shell-escape file (that's how I usually run tex anyway, rather than having an editor run the command)
@Hazinga that just gives a dialog saying a file will be deleted, I am not using that link
@DavidCarlisle how should I best upload the .log?
It's quite large and can't be added to the question due to character limit (apparently)?
@Hazinga On windows I have to use crop=off \usepackage[runs=2,crop=off]{auto-pst-pdf}. But normally I avoid auto-pst-pdf. Debugging it is quite a pain. Better create the figure in some external standalone document with latex + dvips.
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.19 (TeX Live 2018) (preloaded format=pdflatex 2018.5.29) 16 JUN 2018 12:03
entering extended mode
\write18 enabled.
file:line:error style messages enabled.
%&-line parsing enabled.
LaTeX2e <2018-04-01> patch level 2
Babel <3.18> and hyphenation patterns for 84 language(s) loaded.
Document Class: article 2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
@UlrikeFischer @DavidCarlisle log file above^
11:14 AM
@Hazinga doesn't look as if something crashed.
Why does my compiler hang then? The .pdf created is also partially corrupted with pages missing...
Have I engaged shell escape correctly?
pdflatex --file-line-error --synctex=1 --shell-escape
@Hazinga I don't know. But auto-pst-pdf calls various applications and when it doesn't work is I already wrote difficult to debug. External graphics are much easier. E.g.


@UlrikeFischer I've just run the above and the labels do not get replaced?
@Hazinga you need to use latex + dvips + ps2pdf.
11:21 AM
Go Aussies!
@UlrikeFischer Could you please explain what that means? Sorry, novice here.
run in a terminal
latex file
dvips file
ps2pdf file
Where file is the name of my .tex file?
@UlrikeFischer Please type another input file name:
! I can't find file `myfilename.tex'.
<*> myfilename.tex
@Hazinga The terminal must be open in the folder of your document, switch with cd.
11:39 AM
@UlrikeFischer the test case you gave me works, but how do apply this to my actual .tex file report?
Whilst running the terminal command for my actual file, I get an error:
! LaTeX Error: File `name of my image file' not found.
The image file definitely exists and is in the same folder as my .tex as a .png
@Hazinga what do you mean by "hang" if it hung (looped forever) or "crashed" (internal error) then there would be no pdf generated.
@DavidCarlisle well TexShop becomes unresponsive, the beachball symbol appears and a corrupted PDF is generated.
@Hazinga are you are using latex+dvips that combination can not include png files
So only .jpeg are allowed ?
or do they have to be in .eps?
@Hazinga jpg or eps (or obsolete bitmap formats) png works with pdflatex though
@Hazinga unrelated to the image problem but your log shows a lot of Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 67--68 almost always that implies that you are mis-using \\
@PauloCereda goal? I thought the football didn't start until Monday
11:54 AM
@PauloCereda In Italy it doesn't seem so :);)
@DavidCarlisle I use \\ to create a space between two paragraphs?? I've converted everything to .eps and run the file through terminal, however, I get this:
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-1.40.19 (TeX Live 2018) (preloaded format=latex 2018.5.29) 16 JUN 2018 12:56
entering extended mode
restricted \write18 enabled.
%&-line parsing enabled.
LaTeX2e <2018-04-01> patch level 2
Babel <3.18> and hyphenation patterns for 84 language(s) loaded.
Document Class: article 2014/09/29 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
@CarLaTeX ooh I missed the reference, sorry. :)
@Hazinga png doesn't make sense. You can't replace markers in a png. You can include a png in your pdflatex document directly. You need the external document only for the chemical formulas.
@UlrikeFischer @DavidCarlisle Okay.... I THINK it's working now!!!!!!!!! WOOOHOOO!!!
Is there a way to run the terminal script from within texshop and automate it?
12:10 PM
@Hazinga probably but I don't have texshop or a mac, so I can't help with that:-)
@Hazinga so I guessed. that is wrong. Badness 1000 is the maximum level of badness that tex assigns. It does not make vertical space it adds a spurious blank line to the end of the paragraph.
@DavidCarlisle In any case thank you to both you and @UlrikeFischer for your help.
@DavidCarlisle Should I use \vspace or \vfill?
for a line break between paras
@PauloCereda :):):)
@CarLaTeX the same way Italy missed the World Cup bwawawawa naughty thoughts
@PauloCereda You're mean
@CarLaTeX oh no
@PauloCereda you are not mean. :)
@CarLaTeX ^^ self-reference. :)
12:30 PM
@Hazinga -- here are two existing questions whose answers explain why a double backslash isn't the way to end a paragraph, and what should be used instead: Best choice between using \\ or leaving space after each paragraph to end the paragraph and When to use \par and when \\
@PauloCereda no, you're not mean :):):)
@CarLaTeX <3
@CarLaTeX we will at the theater watching the most italian opera "Nabucco" when germany plays against sweden ;-).
@UlrikeFischer Please don't remind Sweden to Italians :)
12:57 PM
@Hazinga normally you should have nothing at all, if your document style is to have space between paragraphs that should be set in the document class file (setting \parskip) not by adding space after each one
1:14 PM
@CarLaTeX england win!
@DavidCarlisle :)
2:01 PM
@Joseph Obrigado, meu amigo! :)
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5:36 PM
Back from my tour. I met two former students of mine, who were even friendly to me. :-)
@egreg I suppose someone has to be
6:14 PM
@egreg Cool
6:34 PM
I wonder when I should start on my talk preparation ...
@PauloCereda Do you know what's going to be in the training session?
@JosephWright when you pass the half way point over the atlantic
@DavidCarlisle Broadly the plan ..
7:33 PM
@JosephWright They live in the middle of the Dolomites, a very nice valley where Ladin is spoken, a language different from Italian and German.
@egreg I'm aware of Ladin :)
7:52 PM
@JosephWright And I'm aware that when they speak to each other, I can't understand a word.
@egreg :)
@egreg A bit like Swiss German then ...
@egreg Where precisely was that?
@marmot Badia/Val Badia/Gadertal
@egreg Really nice there!
@marmot And the weather was gorgeous
@JosephWright But Ladin doesn't claim to be Italian. :-)
7:57 PM
@egreg Yes, that's the advantage of being south of the main Alps, the other side is usually worse :-(
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9:17 PM
@barbarabeeton your suggestion regarding adding the .eps ending worked perfectly! if you create that as a formal answer in the thread I can mark it as answered and get you some rep!
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10:24 PM
@JosephWright So do I, actually. But I really should finish the coding first :)

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