[OS X TeX] latexit issues

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jun 14 08:57:56 EDT 2008

On Jun 14, 2008, at 4:58 AM, dfen2752 at mail.usyd.edu.au wrote:

> David,
> Sorry about that. Firstly, I'm running the latest version of Latexit
> (1.15.0), which I got from the MacTex 2007 distribution (which I'm  
> also
> assuming is the latest). I'm running this on Leopard (10.5.3).
> Actually, no matter what environment I use, the error occurs. So  
> i've tried
> typing in just text (and choosing the text environment), and the
> "unexpected error" message shows. This also happens if I type in
> equations.
> I'm pretty sure the Tex files (pdflatex etc.) work, because I do all  
> my
> assignments in LaTeX, using the TextMate bundle. And they all compile
> properly. On a side note, I highly recommend TextMate for those of  
> you who
> code regularly, as well as typeset.
> One thing that might be the culprit is that during the installation  
> from
> the distribution, I'm not sure if I checked off all the relevant  
> options.
> Do you know how I can check?
> I've tried going to the temporary folder that Latexit creates, and  
> running
> pdflatex on the temporary file from there, and it works. But I still  
> get
> an 'unexpected error' message.
> Regards,


What is in the preamble generated by LaTeXiT (LaTeXiT->Preferences- 

Also, what is the setup under LaTeXiT->Preferences->Composition- 
 >Behavior? Is the pdflatex radio button set? Is the pdfLaTeX path set  
to /usr/texbin/pdflatex?

You might try removing the Preference file, ~/Library/Preferences/ 
fr.club.ktd.LaTeXiT.plist (where ~ is your HOME directory) and restart  

No guarantees. :-)

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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