[OS X TeX] TeXShop typesetting and macro questions
cgoedde at condor.depaul.edu
Mon Oct 2 13:39:01 EDT 2006
I have a couple questions about how TeXShop does things, and how I
can write a macro to manipulate how TeX is called. I use pdfetex
rather than TeX+dvips+gs.
My short question is: pdflatex takes the following option: '-jobname
NAME', which sets the \jobname to NAME rather than taking it from the
name of the TeX file. Is there a way to write an applescript macro in
TeXShop that takes advantage of this? I can't quite see how to make
TeXShop do this.
The longer version is:
My understanding is that the default pdfTeX script is 'pdflatex --
shell-escape'. This presumably gets called by the 'latex' and
'latexinteractive' applescript commands. But these don't seem to
allow for arguments to be passed to pdfTeX. Is that not right?
If I can't use 'latexinteractive', is there a way to call pdflatex
from an applescript (without opening a Terminal window in the
process) and have the TeX output go to the TeXShop console? I kind of
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
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