[OS X TeX] Update: TeXShop hanging when typesetting document

Alun J. Carr alun.j.carr at ucd.ie
Sat Jun 30 11:10:34 EDT 2007

I've solved the problem described in my previous posting (and  
repeated below).

The problem files all included the line:

\input mymacros.tex

and changing this to:


solved the problem. I still don't know why the files typeset OK from  
the command line and not from TeXShop.



> I just upgraded to the May release of MacTeX (which also installed  
> TeXShop 2.10beta8) and I'm experiencing deeply weird problems when  
> trying to typeset four existing documents.
> (1) If I try to typeset in TeXShop, no TeX console appears, CPU  
> usage on one core rises to 100%, and I get the spinning pizza wheel  
> of death. I then have to force quit TeXShop.
> (2) If I typeset the same documents from the command line in  
> Terminal using pdflatex, everything is fine.
> (3) So far only these four documents have shown this problem. A  
> point to note is that they are FoilTeX documents (foils.cls is  
> installed in the texmf tree in ~/Library since it is not part of  
> the TeXLive distribution). Documents using standard LaTeX classes  
> have no problems.
> (4) A new single-page test document using FoilTeX doesn't have this  
> problem. This is in the same directory as one of the problem  
> documents, just in case it was a permissions issue.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?


Dr Alun J. Carr
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