[OS X TeX] The `%!TEX TSprogram = TeXify' line used in TeXShop ...

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Feb 14 09:40:34 EST 2008

On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:22 AM, John Dann wrote:

> I suppose what I'm trying to work out is if they have any advantages  
> to
> them, or if its just the way TeXShop works that requires them.   
> Would a
> person's workflow be extremely inhibited without them?  What would  
> be a
> nightmare/impossible to do?
> Jon


I use pdflatex most of the time but sometimes need latex->dvips- 
 >ps2pdf (TeX+Ghostscript) if the file contains lots of eps graphics  
and xelatex for files where I want to use Mac fonts directly. In  
addition I use the (pdf/xe)latexmk engines when I need bibliography,  
cross-references, etc., resolved since those automatically run the  
multiple passes, bibtex, makeindex, etc., the correct number of times.  
It is MUCH easier to put the

%%!TEX TS-program = ...

line at the beginning of the file and have TeXShop choose the correct  
engine than hve to manually choose it if it's not the default set in  
my TeXShop->Preferences.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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