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chipro007
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Cannot produce or view PDF/EPS files in Lyx 2.2.1 on Mac

Postby chipro007 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:10 am

Hi,

I am very low tech and have been using Lyx for Mac for years now. I have a MacBook Air (running OS X Mavericks) and a brand new iMac (running OS X El Capitan).

I recently upgraded to 2.2.1 on my MacBook Air and everything runs fine as before. However, after installing 2.2.1 (and MacTex) on my iMac for the first time, I cannot compile PDF output files (or view PDF/EPS/... as inserted graphs in Lyx) on the iMac.

Could you please help?

Thanks!
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:39 pm

Welcome to the forum!

Do you get any error message? What exactly happens? Can you post a log file?

Does LyX produce a PDF with a simple file without images? I read about image inclusion problems and solutions here: https://wiki.lyx.org/LyX/FiguresInLyX

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Postby chipro007 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:17 pm

Hi Stefan,

thanks for your message. There are two problems

1) I am unable to even produce an output file (PDF or other);

2) no inserted images display in Lyx.

I cannot stress enough how low tech I am. The issues you found did they only happen with 2.2.1? I had absolutely no issues before the update.

I did look at the page you sent and tried the fix but to no avail :(

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:27 pm

But what about a simple file without images? Does that produces PDF output?

I asked that to know if there's a compiling issue or an issue just with embedded images (conversion).

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Postby chipro007 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:11 am

The functionality or producing an output is somehow turned off so I literally cannot produce any file.

This is what makes me think there are two separate issues.

Could it be that something went wrong with the installation? I installed the full version of MacTex but still no improvement.

Edit: It turns out that I can produce output files with other files. I tried it with the User Guide and that worked. Could the issue come from the fact that the file was created under an earlier version?

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