David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Sat Sep 22 14:01:32 EDT 2007

I would take the recommendations of the others who are more  
experienced with TeX (vs. LaTeX) and making a new "Engine" for  
TeXShop, if you want to do it automatically.

If you watch the list regularly, you will find that there are those  
(like me) who are more adept at using the terminal. Then there are  
those who know the ins and outs of the excellent GUI tools, and can  
help you to figure out to modify them to make your workflow work best  
for you.

Good luck with everything, and happy TeXing!

On Sep 22, 2007, at 12:20 PM, Bernhard Barkow wrote:

> On 2007-09-22, at 16:26, David Watson wrote:
>> I didn't pay attention to the fact that your question was about  
>> AMS-TeX, so to answer your specific question, you could edit your  
>> document with the editor of your choice, save the file to disk,  
>> and then open up a terminal and then type "cd " followed by  
>> dragging the folder where your file is located and then typing  
>> "enter".
>> Next, type "amstex <myfile.tex>" and it should use the AMS-TeX  
>> system to typeset your document.
>> you should be able to open the output with "open <myfile.dvi>" at  
>> the command-line, or to use another utility such as dvips or  
>> dvipdf to convert your file to postscript or portable document  
>> format, if you need to distribute the document.
> Hi,
> I didn't try this (since I don't have amstex documents), but since  
> (at least in my i-installer installation) amstex is only a link to  
> pdftex, it should work to just typeset the document in TeXShop  
> using the default engine?
> Bernhard
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