# [OS X TeX] Any Feedback?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 6 09:34:30 EST 2006

```Howdy,

Hmm... I thought I'd hear some rants (expected) or raves (well, that
would be nice), etc. about the latexmk ``package'' I put together for
TeXShop by now.

I use it quite a bit for files that have cross-references,
bibliography, floats, toc/lof/lot and it ensures that xe/pdf/latex as
well as bibtex is run the correct number of times to end up with a
complete, final pdf of your document. It will also run makeindex, if
necessary, although I haven't done that. I made up a simple compound
document (i.e., one with \include{..}) with cross-references between
files, etc., and it seems to work fine with that.

I haven't done any extensive testing on large documents with complex
relations.Gary or George might be able to help here(?).

I do know that the multbib and multind packages are not supported
right now but John Collins, the author of the latexmk script, said he
is working on that.

you'd like to try it. Simply put the supplied files into the proper
folders (documentation and John Collins original distribution is
supplied too) and place the line

%!TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk

on the first line of the document and the proper engine will be used.
There are also latexmk and xelatexmk engines supplied.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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