[OS X TeX] TeXLive issue

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Tue May 8 21:50:06 EDT 2007

Herbert Schulz wrote:

>>> To make sure that you are using TL2007, set your "TeX Distributions"
>>> preference pane in the OS X system prefs to TL2007. This should be
>>> installed with TL 2007, I think.
>> Hmm haven't got one of those. But I installed from the command line.
> Howdy,
> Did you install TeX Live 2007 directly or via the MacTeX installer?
> If the latter you should set TeXShop->Preferences->Engine path to
> binaries preference to

I install directly. I don't use MacTeX or gwTeX.

>> OK, here's something.
>> In the TeXShop preferences I switched from pdftex for the
>> typesetting engine
>> to Personal Script, and in the Personal script field I entered ./
>> pdflatex.
> I don't understand this at all! I can't believe that pdflatex is in
> the same directory as the file you want to compile.

I don't know where TeXShop looks to find Personal Scripts. Obviously it looks
in more places than the current directory??

>> And you know? It worked.
> What does that mean?

It compiled the text file with the setting I mentioned and above, and with the
default settings it didn't.


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