[OS X TeX] TeX running out of space (at least it says so.)
ascorpan at math.ufl.edu
Fri Nov 12 22:57:05 EST 2004
> ! TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [save size=5000].
> what should i do?
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
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.
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