[OS X TeX] customizing latex-suite

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Sun Sep 7 15:32:40 EDT 2008

On 7 Sep 2008, at 8:09 PM, Doris Wagner wrote:

>> I configured my .vimrc like this (I want to use preview, because I  
>> don't want to use x11, but only the >>normal<< terminal):
> let g:Tex_DefaultTargetFormat = 'pdf'
> let g:Tex_ViewRule_pdf ="/Applications/Preview.app"
> what happens now is that a pdf is produced, but Preview does not  
> start from within vim and open the file.
> I also tried with the alternative line
> let g:Tex_ViewRule_pdf = 'Preview'
> but also there nothing happended.
> so what do I have to do???

Just guessing here, but maybe vim needs the path to the actual binary,  
rather than the application package; that would be

   let g:Tex_ViewRule_pdf = '/Applications/Preview.app/Contents/MacOS/ 

Alternatively, rather than calling Preview directly, you could try the  
"open" command, which is the usual way to open arbitrary files and  
apps from the command line:

   let g:Tex_ViewRule_pdf = 'open -a Preview'



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