[OS X TeX] TL-2007 missing .sty files

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Jan 23 19:50:01 EST 2007

On Jan 23, 2007, at 18:36 , Gary L. Gray wrote:

> On Jan 23, 2007, at 2:31 AM, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>> [...]
>>>> You have the ---at least by me--- dreaded web2c directory! May I  
>>>> ask you what do you have in there?
>>> A format I use for a large manuscript.
>> That explains it. I'm far from been able to create a format file  
>> myself.
> I bet you can do it. :-)
> Just create a .tex file that you want to contain much of your  
> preamble. For example:
> \documentclass[11pt]{article}
> \usepackage{...}
> \input{...}
> \dump
> would create a format using article with as many packages and  
> inputted files as you can list. The \dump command "dumps" the  
> format to the current directory when the .tex file is typeset. If  
> the .tex file was named books.tex, then the format file will be  
> books.fmt. Move that .fmt file to the web2c directory mentioned  
> above and then you can typeset a document with this format (with  
> TeXShop) by putting:
> %!TEX TS-program = books
> at the top of the file you are typesetting.
> I hope this helps.

It really does! Thank you! I will certainly use this with long  



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