[OS X TeX] csv2latex
amunn at gmx.com
Sat Jan 30 12:46:24 EST 2010
On Jan 30, 2010, at 11:32 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2010, at 10:46 AM, Alan Munn wrote:
>> Hi, this is most likely the problem. (Just make sure that if
>> you've changed the name from csv2latex to csv2latex.rb you either
>> reflect that change in the Applescript, or change it back so that
>> the Applescript actually calls the correct execuatble.) As the
>> author of csv2latex I'd like to improve the documentation, if
>> possible. The documentation does mention to make sure the file is
>> executable, but perhaps I should make this clearer by giving the
>> exact commands to do so? Would that have been helpful to you?
> Since you asked for it, here comes the installation absolutely,
> totally, ultimately challenged:
> 1) I downloaded the zip from ctan
> 2) I am reading "Using csv2latex to paste spreadsheet table cells"
> 3 Installation
> Put the ruby script in some location where it can be found. A
> logical place for all users is
> /usr/local/bin. Alternatively, you can put it in a local bin
> folder /Users/<youruser>/bin for
> example. Make sure the file is executable.
> 3) I can't find .usr/local/bin (I thought there was a way with the
> Finder but couldn't find it) I suspect I need the terminal.
The . has undone you! In the finder, you should be able to to Go To
Folder (command-shift-G) and then enter /usr/local/bin and then copy
the csv2latex script there.
But you will still need to open a terminal window and do the following:
$ cd /usr/local/bin
$ sudo chmod +x csv2latex
Now everything should work as advertised.
But now you've made me think I should make an installer package for
this anyway, so that Terminal phobic users won't have to deal with
this at all.
> 4) I copied the applescript into a TeXShop macro and it comes up but
> then can't find the script. (Of course)
> 5) I think/hope Ruby 1.8 came with 10.4.11
I think it does. You can check from the terminal by typing:
$ which ruby
and you should get back /usr/bin/ruby as a response (as opposed to
nothing at all)
> 6) Trade: If you help make it, I will write it up and you can have
> it. (Nothing like a certified install-challenged to write idiot-
> proof installations instructions)
Thanks for the offer, but there's no need. I'll package the script
into an installer so that it will be almost a one click procedure.
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