[OS X TeX] Changing texdoc behaviour

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sun Jan 28 22:21:29 EST 2007

On Jan 28, 2007, at 21:00, Alan Munn wrote:

> At 8:34 PM -0600 1/28/07, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>> On Jan 28, 2007, at 20:01 , Alan Munn wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> Currently texdoc opens DVI files with TeXShop, PDF files with  
>>> Adobe reader and PS files with Preview. I would like all three  
>>> types of files to open in either Reader or Preview, since TeXShop  
>>> has no simple way of expanding the preview window to the screen  
>>> width. Is there a simple way to do this?  Setting the environment  
>>> variable for TEXDOC_pdf to "open -a Preview.app %s" in my .cshrc  
>>> didn't seem to change the behaviour at all, although the man page  
>>> for texdoc says it should.
>> This is what I use in my .bash_profile (sorry, I don't know how to  
>> configure it for the csh), thanks to Martin Costabel a few years ago:
>> export TEXDOCVIEW_dvi="open -a /Applications/TeXShop.app %s"
>> export TEXDOCVIEW_html="open -a /Applications/Safari.app %s"
>> export TEXDOCVIEW_ps="open -a /Applications/TeXShop.app %s"
>> I think the key is TEXDOCVIEW, instead of TEXDOC.
> Thanks Axel. It would helped if I actually had typed what the man  
> page said (as you did!).
> So this answers the last part of my question.  Now, how would I go  
> about getting Preview to open DVI files.  I assume this involves  
> some magic with dvipdf, but I assume that I would need to create  
> the file in a temporary directory and then open it.

I really don't know how to do it. Let's hope some knowledgeable  
member of this list can help you.



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