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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Sep 30 15:35:22 EDT 2008

On Sep 30, 2008, at 2:15 PM, Neal Beck wrote:

> Hmm, am down to tex-live2008, file name is now nlb1, no path  
> in .profile, and still the shortcuts only work if in the same  
> directory as .tex. I append another short output. Thanks for any  
> more help, it has been good to get rid of the other dists.
> Neal
> ...
> (/Users/nlb1/Library/texmf/tex/latex/misc/nealshortcuts.tex)
> ...
> Neal Beck wrote:
>> Hi
>> Many thanks to you (Axel) and your colleagues. I checked the path  
>> and of course you folks are right. I will take care of getting rid  
>> of fink (was an older decision).
>> However, and I have no idea if this is a bug or a miracle I was  
>> expecting but should not have, when I do tex distribution in prefs,  
>> the radio button is on texlive-2008. (Now I know about \sw I would  
>> not have been fooled.) I have 3 dists (Fink, tl2007 and 2008, but I  
>> am staring right now at the radio button on 2008).
>> if you are interested, my mac put the space in nealbeck 1 when I  
>> was moving stuff from an old mac
>> thanks again
>> neal
>> Axel E. Retif wrote:


I'm not sure what you mean by the shortcuts not working, the line  
above implies that the file is being read? Are you using the @  
character in the contents of nealshortcuts.tex? How are you inputing  
that file? Can you give some samples of what's in that file?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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