[OS X TeX] dtx and texshop

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Mon Nov 22 23:19:31 EST 2004

On Nov 22, 2004, at 11:16 PM, Frans Goddijn wrote:

> yesterday I tried to get a style file from a .dtx but I failed to find 
> out from the menus how to add the option/argument for it to the  
> "typeset" command.
> Searching for "dtx" in the helpfile didn't get me anything...

Generally, there should be an .ins file and a .dtx file. The .ins file 
generally produces the .sty file (and other supporting files) and the 
.dtx file generally produces the documentation. You should be able to 
open the .ins file in TeXShop and typeset it using LaTeX -- this should 
give you the .sty file and then you can typeset the .dtx file to get 
the documentation.

All the best,

-- Gary

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