[OS X TeX] TeXShop and .cfg configuration files

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Sep 27 02:58:54 EDT 2006

On Sep 26, 2006, at 22:14, AES wrote:

> 1)  Spent years with Textures and never had to learn (or worry) about 
> .cfg files.  They're not mentioned in the Textures manual.

Textures is an exmaple of as closed setup. They control(led) their 
entire setup, could make sure everything worked just fine in the single 
situation they have/had to handle and thus they do/did not need to 
explain anything about these behind-the-scenes things. It is generally 
nice to be in such an envirnment for the user.

TeX Live is a system shared between a wide variety of setups, from 
Windows to all the unixes. There are differences between these systems 
and there are multiple options for almost everything (e.g. dvips, 
dvipdfm, pdftex).

When copyting ReVTeX over from Textures to TeX Live/teTeX on Mac OS X 
you copied something that was tuned to one rather specific environment 
(including the cfg file) to another.

Just wondering though, why did you not use the revtex that is already 


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