[OS X TeX] spaces in names
matsoukas at psu.edu
Thu Mar 16 14:06:48 EST 2006
I was under the impression that it is simply not possible to typeset
through TeXShop a filename with spaces, but I just tried with "test
1.tex" (w/o the quote marks) and it worked, as others just reported.
Having said that, you will be better off if you avoid spaces in the
names of all files involved in latex (.tex, .eps, etc). As a human
being you will probably be unhappy about this. But latex is not for
human beings, it is for perfectionists ---who are never happy
On Mar 16, 2006, at 12:55 PM, Massimiliano Gubinelli wrote:
> thanks to all.
> to clarify my problem: I do not mind of \input files. All I'm
> trying to do is to compile a simple tex file whose name is "test
> 1.tex" (with a space between test and 1). If I open it in TeXShop
> it doesn't compile either. The log window says
> This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.30.3-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
> \write18 enabled.
> entering extended mode
> ! I can't find file `"test 1.tex"'.
> <*> "test 1.tex"
> Please type another input file name:
> as in my previous attemps from the command line.
> I do not understand why TeX puts double quotes around the file name
> when it reports the error.
> Can somebody reproduce this?
> I have TeXshop 2.08 and the Gerben Installation dated 2005/10/09.
> PS: I love Emacs...
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