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

Piet van Oostrum piet at cs.uu.nl
Mon Jan 22 17:24:56 EST 2007

>>>>> "Bob Harris" <me13013 at gmail.com> (BH) wrote:

>BH> Earlier this evening, I wrote:
>>> I'm new to TeX on Mac OSX.
>>> ...
>>> So it seems to me like all I need is something that
>>> converts latex to pdf and is easy to install.

>BH> Looking at some other latex pages, it looks like all I might need are
>BH> these commands
>BH>   latex sample.tex
>BH>   dvips -o sample.ps sample.dvi
>BH>   dvips -o -Ppdf sample.ps sample.dvi
>BH>   ps2pdf sample.ps

>BH> Though I haven't tried them out yet, those commands (latex, dvips, and
>BH> ps2pdf) are all available on the command line without me installing
>BH> anything.  

I can't believe that. OS X doesn't come with LaTeX installed, so these
commands will not be available unless you install LaTeX. Or maybe you have
already installed it in the past?
Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl>
URL: http://www.cs.uu.nl/~piet [PGP 8DAE142BE17999C4]
Private email: piet at vanoostrum.org

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