[OS X TeX] Fwd: LaTeX on Mac OS X

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Sep 22 20:50:22 EDT 2007

On Sep 22, 2007, at 6:58 PM, Phil Trinh wrote:

> I'm relatively new to the Mac and perhaps even more new to Unix
> environments, so please, bear with me. I've already downloaded and
> installed MacTeX, and using TeXShop to write my documents is, for the
> most part, fine.
> However, I'd like to use a program like TeXmaker because of the GUI,
> but also because of the choice to output and view via DVI. This makes
> it so I don't have to convert eps files to pdf beforehand (something I
> have to do if I use TeXshop). Unfortunately, texmaker has to be set up
> correctly with my TeX distribution.
> See the image here: http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/doc.html#SECTION02
> What commands should I be using and/or where should I be looking for
> them? That's the thing about Unix. I'm not sure where I should be
> looking for files/commands.
> Thanks,
> Phil


You don't have to convert the eps to pdf before hand if you use TeX 
+Ghostscript processing. Place the line

%%!TEX TS-program = latex

at the beginning of the file and TeXShop will automatically use TeX 
+Ghostscript when you compile the file.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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