[texpoint-users] a weird error message

Lie-Quan Lee liequan at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 10:42:25 PST 2006

Hi Andreas,

Thanks very much for investigating the problem. Here is the detailed
information after I turned on debug being 2.

First popup window: llee:Desktop:TP_tmp.tex written ...

Second popup window: internal Tex2Bmp starts with llee:Desktop:TP_tmp
  > calling latex next with param: 'TM_tmp.tex'

Third popup window: File: llee:Desktop:lock written (max256 bytes shown).
This file can be deleted.

After that I got popup window:
Serious error while execution of maketheshape
Press Cancel of Finish Later to exit to PowerPoint

Here is the information from texpoint copied to clipboard.

TexPoint Configuration Information

Version: 2.7 (Mac) (October 17, 2005)
running as AddIn: Texpoint.ppa
TexPoint path: Macintosh HD:Applications:TexPoint2_7:
Global Configuration File: TexPoint.mac
Presentaion path: llee:Desktop:
Presentation name: Presentation1.ppt
current path: llee:Desktop

PowerPoint 11.0 (Build 060202) on Macintosh 10.4.5

Unix path to presentation: /Volumes/llee/Desktop/Presentation1.ppt
your default shell: /bin/bash
Bash path: bash is /bin/bash
Latex path: latex is /sw/bin/latex
dvips path: dvips is /sw/bin/dvips
ghostscript path: gs is /sw/bin/gs
If all paths are set, TexPoint is fully functional. In case an '<unknown>'
is displayed, install the indicated software and/or check the bash path
configuration in the appropriate 'profile' file.

On 3/24/06 9:09 AM, "Andreas Glatz" <glatz at anl.gov> wrote:

> Hi,
>  could you send us the complete content of the information box in the
> configuration dialog? (Use the "Copy to clipboard" button)
> Unfortunately this error message is rather generic so it would be useful
> if you could specify at which point something goes wrong.
> Therefore you should set the debug level (Configure->Global) to 2 and
> then create a display.
> Andreas.
> Lie-Quan Lee wrote:
>> After I installed TexPoint 2.7 or 2.8 on PowerPoint 2004 Mac, I
>> started to use it by creating display. However,  I got an error
>> message saying that "Serious error while execution of maketheshape". I
>> remembered that the lower version of TexPoint work on my Mac. Since
>> then, I updated systems and Office 2004. And update TexPoint. Now this
>> error message happened. I examined the path/information, it seems that
>> latex/dvips/gs all can be found from path (installed from fink). Any
>> hints what went wrong?
>> Thanks a lot
>> Rich Lee
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