[Mac OS X TeX] Common "pictures" folder?

Michael Murray mmurray at maths.adelaide.edu.au
Mon Dec 17 04:28:07 EST 2001

>I use the same diagrams in several of my documents, and I haven't 
>been able to figure out if teTeX/TeXShop allows one to have a shared 
>"TeX-inputs" folder (like Textures for Mac OS 9 does) which every 
>document looks in while typesetting.
>Is this possible, and if so, where is this folder?  I'm a bit sunk 
>without this, since otherwise I'd need dozens of copies of the same 
>files everywhere, and this is gratuitously messy.

Yes it assumes that you have all that stuff in a folder called
texmf in


you have to have some subfolders that look like the structure
of the standard texmf folder tetex has created.

As the TeXShop.rtf says ..

>The files must be in appropriate directories. teTeX uses a directory 
>structure invented by the tex working group. Suppose you want to add 
>a extra style file named new.sty to the style files used by Latex. 
>Look inside teTeX and notice that a natural spot for this file would 
>	/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf/tex/latex/misc/
>So inside your home directory's Library folder, make a series of 
>subdirectories as follows:
>	Library  -->  texmf  -->  tex  -->  latex  -->  misc
>and store "new.sty" inside this misc directory.

After setting up such a set of directories and files go into Terminal and
type `sudo texhash' . You need to do this before
TeXShop can find the files.

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