[OS X TeX] Mactex (texlive2008) input of shortcuts only works if input file in same directory as .tex

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Sep 30 00:06:45 EDT 2008

On  29 Sep, 2008, at 22:31, Neal Beck wrote:

> Hi
> Just switched from miktex on a pc to mactex (texlive2008) on a mbp.  
> [...]
> In miktex I could put a file of math shortcuts, nealshortcuts.tex in  
> the texmf tree and then use it as input to any file.
> Since I have switched, this only works if nealshortcuts.tex is in  
> the same file i am texing. Output is below (edited).
> (./ts_2008rev_tst912.tex (/sw/share/texmf-dist/tex/latex/base/ 
> article.cls
You're not using MacTeX, but Fink's teTeX.

> (/Users/nealbeck 1/Library/texm
I'm not sure if the space can cause problems, but I would avoid it.

> (/Users/nealbeck 1/Library/texmf/tex/latex/misc/nealshortcuts.tex)

Except for the space this definitely should work with MacTeX; I don't  
know if it works with Fink's teTeX.



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