[OS X TeX] Powerdot question

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Jul 12 19:59:16 EDT 2010

On Jul 12, 2010, at 5:48 PM, David Kaplan wrote:

> Greetings,
> I have a complicated question.  I am using Powerdot via TeXShop to produce slides.  I have been trying to modify the colors of a particular Powerdot style according to suggestions made by the author of the style.  When I make changes and then try to typeset the slides with the correct command, the change doesn't appear.  What seems strange is that perhaps TeXShop is not even reading my change, but some other version of the style.  Stranger still, when uninstall powerdot and typeset my slides, the program works.  This makes me think that either another version of powerdot is installed somewhere (I can't find it), or it came native with TeXShop.  In any case, what I want to do is modify the style file and have TeXShop typeset my slides with the change.
> I hope this makes sense.  I did try to nail this down with the powerdot people first.
> Thanks in advance,
> David


You can find out where the powerdot you are using resides by running

kpsewhich powerdot.cls

in Terminal. The MacTeX installer not only installed TeXshop (and other GUI applications) but a complete TeX Live distribution. This is very complete and contains virtually all but obsolete or non-free licensed packages, etc. My general attitude is to use a package, etc., that I haven't used before and see if an error message comes out; a very rare occurrence.

Chances are you didn't have all the files in the right places and there was a version clash with some files used by powerdot.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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