[OS X TeX] Creating a pdf for the APS journals

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Mon Jul 4 10:32:41 EDT 2011


There are many possible causes of this problem, none due to TeXShop. Recall that
TeXShop just calls TeX to do your typesetting. The message comes from TeX.

Possible problems:  

1) You installed Fink or MacPorts, and got a piece of a TeX Distibution from them
The system tried to use their distribution.

2) Your TeX is defective or maybe doesn't exist. Reinstall BasicTeX or


3) other possibilities, which will no doubt be explored by other writers

Dick Koch

On Jul 4, 2011, at 7:07 AM, Paolo Calvani wrote:

> Hi. I am trying unsuccessfully to create the pdf for the paper I am writing in latex (Revtex) for a journal of the American Physical Society. I often did that in the past with my previous macbook Pro and the previous versions of TexShop, with no problems. Now that I have the Intel i7 with Mac OsX 10.6.7, and TexShop vs. 2.43, I always get the error message
> /usr/texbin/mktexfmt: line xxx: /texconfig/tcfmgr: No such file or directory
> fmtutil: config file `fmtutil.cnf' not found.
> I can't find the format file `pdflatex.fmt'!
> Anybody can help me? Thanks in advance
> Paolo from Rome
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