[texpoint-users] a weird error message
liequan at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 16:29:07 PST 2006
Do you think the error could be related the following:
In terminal if I use bash -c latex TP_tmp.tex, I got error that latex has
not the input file. However, if I use bash -c "latex TP_tmp.tex", I got
So my question is, How do I set up the thing so that the command will be
right in the texpoint?
Thanks a lot,
On 3/25/06 11:39 AM, "Andreas Glatz" <glatz at anl.gov> wrote:
> could you do the following
> 1. update TexPoint to 2.8.1 and
> 2. update Office to 11.2
> and let me know if the problem persists.
> (For now it looks to me, that latex fails for some reason. You could do
> the following after the first messagebox appeared (saying that the tex
> file is written): do not close it, change to the Terminal and call:
>> cd /Volumes/llee/Desktop/
>> latex TP_tmp.tex
> and check if there are errors.
> Lie-Quan Lee wrote:
>> 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:
>>> 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.
>>> 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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