[OS X TeX] Can't get microtype.sty to work -- very frustrated

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 16:21:52 EST 2007

On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 21:40:54 +0100, Brian Burge-Hendrix wrote:

> I'm sure that it's me, but I simply cannot get microtype.sty to work
> with TeXShop and my Tex Live 2007 distribution, running on Leopard.
> I've got TeXShop's preferences set to use pdfatex, and I've tried
> forcing its use (%!TEX TS-program = pdflatex), butmy console keeps
> giving me:
> (./microtype.sty
> Package microtype Warning: You don't seem to be using pdftex.
> (microtype)                `microtype' only works with pdftex.
> (microtype)                Try running `pdflatex' instead of `latex'.
> Am I losing my mind?

I hope not! ;-)

In addition to Gary's suggestion, might I ask you as to why you are  
running you LaTeX file in the same directory as where microtype is?  
microtype should be stowed away in the texmf-dist tree.

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