[OS X TeX] pdflatexmk: bug or feature

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Dec 10 09:42:34 EST 2007

On Dec 7, 2007, at 12:05 PM, George Gratzer wrote:

> I use pdflatexmk, it is really convenient.
> I have the tex file sitting in the DragThing dock, and I start  
> working by clicking on it. The tex file appears. I want to see the  
> typeset version, so I typeset. But the typeset version does not  
> appear because
> Latexmk: All targets (smiIV-minimal.pdf) are up-to-date
> A bug or a feature?
> GG


Forcing a recompile by adding a meaningless space is certainly one way  
to get the pdf to display (after opening a minimized TeXShop source  
file window) but, if it's a large document and the pdf file is already  
present, I don't think that's the procedure to use

Yet another way to open the pdf file, assuming it's actually there  
(i.e., you haven't done a cleanup), is simply to use the Fast Open...  
macro (I think it's Shift-Cmd-O) that is part of the base macros  
included with TeXShop. That will open a window listing all the files  
in the same directory as the source file so you can choose the one you  
wish to see.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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