[OS X TeX] TeX running out of space (at least it says so.)

Alexandru Scorpan ascorpan at math.ufl.edu
Fri Nov 12 22:57:05 EST 2004

> ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [save size=5000].
> what should i do?

Try this:

Go to the folder
(This is the root's Library, not the user's).  In there, there's a 
happy little file named
(Warning: there are more than one file with this name in various 

Do a [Get Info] on this file in the Finder, and change its [Ownership 
and Permissions] so that you can read and *write* it.

Then open the file in your favorite text editor.  Toward the bottom of 
the file (line 501 or so), there is a line reading:
	save_size = 5000	% for saving values outside current group
Increase this number.  For example, try 10000.  (Might need some 
tinkering.)  Save.

Finally, in a Terminal window, issue the command
	sudo fmtutil --all
which will rebuild all formats to take this bigger value into account.

Now, try processing your file again.

-- Alex

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