beamer and: Re: [OS X TeX] TexShop Configuration

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at
Tue Feb 20 18:38:21 EST 2007

On Tue, 20 Feb 2007, Bruno Voisin wrote:


>> I can't just use the Open from the Preview menu to open files located in 
>> the root directories.
> I just double-click the files in the Finder, which opens them up in Preview. 
> Or I drag them onto Preview or Adobe Reader, which I have placed in the Dock.
> As to how to access the files in the Finder, I either use Cmd-Shift-G to open 
> up /usr/local/texlive or /usr/local/gwTeX, or  I navigate to 
> /Library/TeX/Root. You can also simply navigate to /Library/TeX/Documentation 
> to access the various documentation directories.
> By the way, you can indeed open files from the root directories using the 
> Open menu item of Preview: when presented the Open dialog, type in "/" 
> (without the quotes) and then the rest of the path in the empty field that 
> appears magically.

Oo, indeed, all these are very useful things, of which I haven't known! I 
have always been comfortable with the terminal, the auto-complete, seeing 
the complete path of my current location before the prompt sign, etc. But 
sometimes I would need to navigate through the upper directories in the 
Finder, or from the Preview, and it was quite frustrating that I was not 
able to: Now, I've learned quite good things as an end of the day/evening 


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