[OS X TeX] getting started

stephen brown Stephen_Brown at bus.emory.edu
Fri Oct 11 10:04:30 EDT 2002

Dear all

I should be grateful if someone could point me in the direction of 
"how to get started" running LaTeX on a Mac (iBook running OSX). I 
thought I was not stupid, but I am having a heck of a time trying to 
make any of the packages (Oztex, cmactex etc) work. All installation 
instructions etc start from an assumed level of knowledge that I 
clearly do not have.

I know I can create an ascii file with LateX code. I can edit the 
.tex file that my coauthor has sent me (created in Scientific Word on 
a PC) using BBedit lite, or Alpha. I am familiar with Jane Hahn's 
book on the LateX code. But how do I move on? Where am I supposed to 
have installed the format files etc? Is this info available on a  FAQ 
list somewhere?  My colleagues at Emory who use Latex all appear to 
use it on PC's and so cannot help me with the Mac aspect.

Hope someone can help


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