[texpoint-users] TexPoint Preview not working, bad install?

M. Boss patarroyo at gmail.com
Sat Jul 26 07:19:12 PDT 2008

What is wrong with my texpoint installation?  I couldn't get it to work at
all until I manually told texpoint where to look for gsview.  I still can't
get the preview to work (it won't even display simple plain text), and
manually pointing to latex in my miktex directory didn't help.  I also see
numerous other errors, but am not sure how to proceed.  Any ideas of where
to start?  Thanks for any help!


TexPoint Configuration Information

Please include this information if you contact the authors with a problem.

Version: 3.2.1 (Win) (April 5, 2008)
Built on Tue Apr  1 17:36:47 2008 for Office XP/2002
User: patarroyo
Running on: RHxplXUh6FGFDbf1
in: PowerPoint  version 10.0 (Office XP/2002), build 6819, running on
Windows (32-bit) 5.02

Licensing:  - Licensed to hammel at mps.ohio-state.edu
running as AddIn: TexPoint
TexPoint path: C:\Program Files (x86)\TexPoint\
Document path:
Document name: Presentation1
current path: C:\DOCUME~1\PATARR~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\TexPoint
work directory: C:\DOCUME~1\PATARR~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\TexPoint\

PATH variable: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office10\;C:\Program
Files (x86)\MiKTeX
Files (x86)\Common Files\Ulead Systems\MPEG;C:\Program Files (x86)\Ulead
Systems\Ulead DVD MovieFactory 3 Suite;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common
Files\GTK\2.0\bin;C:\Program Files\Diskeeper
Corporation\Diskeeper\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Smart
Projects\IsoBuster;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\Program
Files (x86)\SSH Communications Security\SSH Secure Shell

TEXPOINTLIC environment variable:
License File: C:\Documents and Settings\patarroyo\Application
TEXPOINTINI environment variable:
Configuration File: C:\Documents and Settings\patarroyo\Application
==== Contents of C:\Documents and Settings\patarroyo\Application
Data\TexPoint.ini ====
#TexPoint global settings
#Only settings that are different from default values are written
latexcmd=C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.5\miktex\bin\latex.exe
gscmd=C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.62\bin\gswin32c
==== end of C:\Documents and Settings\patarroyo\Application
Data\TexPoint.ini ====

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<<<< checking your LaTeX setup (needed for Tex, Equation displays) >>>>
=> LaTeX is OK <=
> Output of command "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.5\miktex\bin\latex.exe"
-version is

C:\DOCUME~1\PATARR~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\TexPoint>"C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX
2.5\miktex\bin\latex.exe" -version
MiKTeX-pdfetex 2.5.2579 (1.30.6) (MiKTeX 2.5)
Copyright (C) 1982 D. E. Knuth, (C) 1996-2002 Han The Thanh
TeX is a trademark of the American Mathematical Society.

Exit code was 0

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<<<< checking your dvips setup (needed for Tex, Equation displays) >>>>
=> dvips is OK <=
> Output of command dvips -version is

C:\DOCUME~1\PATARR~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\TexPoint>dvips -version
This is dvips(k) 5.95b Copyright 2005 Radical Eye Software (

Exit code was 0

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<<<< checking your ghostscript setup (needed for Tex, Equation, Postscript
=> ghostscript is OK <=
> Output of command "C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.62\bin\gswin32c" -version is

Files\gs\gs8.62\bin\gswin32c" -version
GPL Ghostscript 8.62 (2008-02-29)
Copyright (C) 2008 Artifex Software, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Exit code was 0

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<<<< checking your pstoedit setup (needed for Outline Tex, Equation
=> pstoedit check FAILED!!! You cannot use Outline/EMF format for displays
pstoedit found here: C:\Program Files (x86)\TexPoint\pstoedit.exe
<error calling: "C:\Program Files (x86)\TexPoint\pstoedit.exe">
> Output of command "C:\Program Files (x86)\TexPoint\pstoedit.exe" -v
-gstest is

C:\DOCUME~1\PATARR~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\TexPoint>"C:\Program Files
(x86)\TexPoint\pstoedit.exe" -v -gstest
pstoedit: version 3.45 / DLL interface 108 (build Apr  1 2008 - release
build - MS VC++ 1310) : Copyright (C) 1993 - 2007 Wolfgang Glunz
pstoedit : path to myself:C:\Program Files (x86)\TexPoint\pstoedit.exe 44
C:\Program Files (x86)\TexPoint\pstoedit.exe
Could not open plug-in directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\TexPoint or didn't
find any plugin there

Looking up where to find the PostScript interpreter.
didn't find value in registry, trying gsview32.ini
looking in C:\Documents and Settings\patarroyo\gsview32.ini
nothing found in gsview32.ini file - using find_gs to lookup latest version
of GhostScript in registry
find_gs couldn't find GS in registry
Value found is:gswin32

Looking up specific options for the PostScript interpreter.
First trying registry for common/GS_LIB
didn't find value in registry, trying gsview32.ini
looking in C:\Documents and Settings\patarroyo\gsview32.ini
still no
t found an entry - now trying GS_LIB env var.
GS_LIB not set
Value returned:

now calling the interpreter via: gswin32 -dDELAYBIND -dWRITESYSTEMDICT
calling gs as exe
Interpreter failure: -1
PostScript/PDF Interpreter finished. Return status -1 executed command :

Exit code was -1

The exit code of command was -1

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<<<< checking your ImageMagick setup (optional, needed for Pictures
displays) >>>>
=> convert check FAILED!!! You can still use most of TexPoint, except
picture displays
<error calling: convert.exe>
> Output of command convert.exe -version is

C:\DOCUME~1\PATARR~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\TexPoint>convert.exe -version

Exit code was 4

The exit code of command was 4

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<<<< checking your gnuplot setup (needed for Plot displays) >>>>
=> gnuplot check FAILED!!! You can still use most of TexPoint, except plot
<error calling: pgnuplot.exe>
> Output of command pgnuplot.exe -V is

C:\DOCUME~1\PATARR~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\TexPoint>pgnuplot.exe -V
'pgnuplot.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Exit code was 1

The exit code of command was 1

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If all external commands are OK, TexPoint is fully functional. In case a
'FAILED' is shown, some features will not work. You may want to install the
indicated software and/or check the global (on Mac: the bash) path
configuration. Please also check the manual for details.
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