[OS X TeX] Request from newbie

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Wed Dec 8 19:36:41 EST 2004

On 9 dec 2004, at 1:24, Dewey Dykstra wrote:

> I am trying to get an implementation up and running.  I believe that 
> for the flavor of TeX I need to use (revtex4--American Physical 
> Society), I need to have graphics.sty and graphicx.sty installed on my 
> machine.  I have found the corresponding .dtx files, from which I 
> believe the .sty files can be extracted, but I do not know how to do 
> the extraction.

The most important thing is left out of this message, but since you 
mention TeXShop, I assume you followed the installation instructions 
available from the TeXShop website, that is: you used the i-Installer 
to install the TeX engine.

If that is the case: you don't have to do anything: the graphics bundle 
(which includes both graphics.sty and graphicx.sty) is always installed 
(otherwise it would not be LaTeX, it is a base requirement) and the 
current teTeX comes with revtex4 installed - and is therefore already 

To find out if a file is installed already, run "kpsewhich 
graphics.sty" in a terminal window (without the quotes). If the file 
can be found, the full path will be returned, otherwise nothing is 
returned. The extraction of class and style files from documented 
source files (.dtx files) isn't really hard, but not needed in the 
examples you give here. Usually a .ins file is included in the full 
package, and when tex is run on this file, the extraction should take 
place automagically. Be very sure though that the package isn't 
installed already.


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