[OS X TeX] Forcing the use of pdtlatex or dvips
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun May 25 08:00:32 EDT 2008
On May 25, 2008, at 1:53 AM, Roberto Avanzi wrote:
> Well, apparently it is with TWO percent signs, so if I use
> %%!TEX TS-program = pdflatex
> as suggested by herbert Schulz, THEN pdflatex is always used,
> regardless of the menu.
> *but*, the TeXShop help contains apparently a mistake. Open the
> TeXShop help panel, go to advanced help -> additional typesetting
> engines. There, I see
> %!TEX TS-program = xelatex
> and not
> %%!TEX TS-program = xelatex
> (also below, only examples with one percent sign and not two).
Either one or two (or three, ...) will work. I've gotten into the
habit of using %% only because if some printers get a raw file that
starts with %! they immediately assume the file to be Postscript. I've
never run into that problem but printing through using the lp command
in Terminal to a Postscript printer could do that.
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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