[OS X TeX] Tying TeXShop down

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 20:13:04 EDT 2007

This is the end of the Panther Tiger transfiguration but I still have
a few loose ends:

1)  On Apr 1, 2007, at 7:50 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> Try this on a backup copy of the two files (just in case---I'm very
> careful!).
>
> Open up the Macro Editor (Macros->Open Macro Editor...). This should
> open the Macro Editor with the ~/Library/TeXShop/Macros_Latex.plist
> file; i.e., the one that is used by TeXShop in its Macros Menu. There
> are now some new commands in the Macros Menu; use the Add macros from
> file... and point to the plist file you want to merge.

I just did that and it worked very well: I now have more macros than
I know what to do with. Thanks!

> Then edit and rearrange to your heart's delight.

I will.

2) On the other hand, when I type Shift ", that is exactly what I get
and no more. Similarly, when I type Shift ^, I don't get ^{ } etc.
What else did I do to break that?

3) stmaryrd fonts now work. Looks like something had been corrupted
in the first installation. As far as that goes the issue would seem
to be closed but I thought I would mention it because of the next one.

4) I had to remove   \usepackage[cspex,bbgreekl]{mathbbol} from my
preamble after I started using TeXShop Version 2.10beta8 (210)
because with it, the console runs wild for a minute or more. Could
the following be relevant?

Running mktextfm bbold11
mktextfm: Running mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1;
nonstopmode; input bbold11
This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.6)
kpathsea: Running mktexmf bbold11
mktexmf: /var/tmp/texfonts/source/public/bbold/bbold11.mf:
successfully generated.
(/var/tmp/texfonts/source/public/bbold/bbold11.mf
(/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/fonts/source/public/bbold/bbold.mf
(/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/fonts/source/public/bbold/bbparams.mf
>> asc_height#-x_height#-0.30714bigcap#
! Unknown relation will be considered false.

I tried to re-install mathbbol but I don't really understand the
mathbbol.rme:

To use this package, just write
\usepackage[cspex,bbgreekl]{mathbbol}
in the preamble of the document. Note that this package has two options.

-- cspex activates the special extension font, allowing you to say
$\left\Lbrack ... \right\Rbrack$ to get double lined extensible
brackets.

With Version 2 of the package, the extensions are taken from the
stmaryrd fonts instead of cspex, since the latter fonts are
withdrawn
by their author.

-- bbgreekl activates commands for the lower case blackbord bold greek,
which are just \bbalpha ... \bbomega.

...

archive in
directory tex-archive/fonts/bbold.

This package assumes that the Sauter-tools, to be found in
tex-archive/fonts/cm/sauter, are used to generate the fonts at true
sizes.

This package contains 4 files, namely

mathbbol.sty   The package file
ubbold.fd      Font definition file for the bbold fonts
ustmary.fd     Font definition file for the stmaryrd fonts

5) I "installed and configured" cm-super but how do I know "I" am
using it? (I have not changed anything in my preamble.)

Hopeful regards
--schremmer