[OS X TeX] Spaces in file or folder names

Matthias Damm osxtex2 at macpla.net
Thu Feb 10 08:53:02 EST 2005


> By the way, I tried only putting aliases in the Figures folder inside 
> the folder of a LaTeX document, but that did not work. I know 
> "symbolic links" have slightly different properties than aliases, but 
> I never explored that. Would they be a solution?

Yes, symbolic links will work.
In case it is possible to rename the files to names without spaces, you 
could simply put a symbolic link to the original folder into your 
document folder and would be able to acces the files as 
/symlinkname/filname.pdf or something.

There is a nice contextual menu plugin named SymbolicLinker which 
enables you to create SymLinks without having to use the Terminal (-> 
macupdate.com. You will find FileWrangler there as well, which is very 
useful to batch-rename your files and replaces spaces with 


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