[OS X TeX] %!TEX TS-programm = pdflatex does not work in texshop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jul 22 08:51:01 EDT 2012

On Jul 22, 2012, at 1:53 AM, Doris Behrendt wrote:

> hi list,
> my typesetting preferences of texshop are >>TeX and DVI<<; sometimes, however, I want to use pdflatex; but a tex-source containing
> %!TEX TS-programm = pdflatex
> at the beginning
> is NOT typeset with pdflatex, the default is not changed by texshop;
> and, by the way, I also just found out, that I cannot copy and paste from the console window of texshop???? is this true or am I too confused to find out how?
> I use: texshop version 2.43, configured for external editor (vi) and the preferences >>TeX and DVI<< mentioned above;
> also I'm on 10.7.4 and texlive 2011;
> thanx in advance for your help;-)
> doris


First place a space between the % and the !TEX. Second spell `TS-programm' with a single `m', TS-program. So

% !TEX TS-program = pdflatex

will work.

Also, this does not change the actual default engine used by TeXShop but rather overrides that default on a file by file basis. 

To copy from the Console window you must first click in that window. By default the input line below the window is made active for information entry to the window and you need to activate the window itself. Oh, you also need to stop the processing by clicking the Abort button.

Finally, why don't you update to TeXShop 2.47? Actually, since you are using OS X 10.7, why not go all the way to TeXShop 3.11?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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