[OS X TeX] Re: Newbie is confused by Getting Started document

Holger Frauenrath mail at frauenrath.com
Mon Jan 22 09:59:23 EST 2007

On Jan 22, 2007, at 3:16 PM, Jérome Laurens wrote:

>> My advice would be:
>> 1. Install TeX (MacTeX or i-Installer or whatever; you cannot  
>> avoid this anyways)
>> 2. Install TeXShop (it is a normal app that you drag&drop into  
>> your Applications folder)
>> 3. Open TeXShop
>> 4. type your homework assignement
>> 5. press the button "Typeset"
>> 6. you are done with it; the result is a beautiful PDF document
>> It cannot get simpler in my eyes. AND you benefit from syntax  
>> coloring, source/output syncing and the like
> Holger, maybe you should open your eyes and take a look at  
> Charilaos presentations at
> http://macromates.com/screencast/latex_part_1.mov
> http://macromates.com/screencast/latex_part_2.mov

Hi Jerome,

does your comment refer to "it cannot get simpler"? I agree that  
Textmate is an extremely nice editor. I have, in fact, switched to  
using it a couple of months ago. I just did not understand why the  
original poster has the impression that he should be "using TeXShop  
later", implying that it is something more complex ...


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