[OS X TeX] getting MacOSX-Tex

Christopher Skeels Chris.Skeels at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Jun 14 18:53:21 EDT 2012

If the OP was using AlphaX then there is absolutely no reason for him to
cease to do so as it works fine with MacTeX/TeXLive.  Given that he
probably has a fair amount of intellectual capital invested in it there
are probably good reasons for him not to change.  In particular, if he was
using it with OzTeX then he has probably been using it a very long time.
(The most recent version of AlphaX (v8.2) can be downloaded from
http://bdesgraupes.pagesperso-orange.fr/alphabinaries.html)  There is
scope to use TeXShop just as a viewer, with AlphaX as an external editor,
but there are other options as well.  Specifically, Skim works pretty well
with AlphaX, with both forward and inverse search, etc.

Cheers, Chris.

On 15/06/12 7:57 AM, "Axel E. Retif" <axel.retif at mac.com> wrote:

>On 06/14/2012 04:42 PM, Richard Koch wrote:
>> Frederick,
>> If you installed everything (rather than doing a custom install),
>> go to /Applications/TeX. There you'll find a READ ME telling you how
>> to get started with TeX, a couple of GUI interfaces to TeX, and a
>> What's Installed document telling you exactly what was installed
>> and where.
>> TeX itself is in /usr/local/texlive/2011. The link /usr/texbin points to
>> the TeX binaries.
>(For Herb, Richard et al. helping Frederick: he was using OzTeX.)
>As a front-end to (La)TeX I guess you were using Alpha ---TeXShop (in
>/Applications/TeX, as Richard said) is, in my opinion, a much more
>user-friendly front-end. If memory serves, there is a movie in the Help
>menu that in a minute or so tells you how to use it.
>But, of course, the documents Richard mentions are your main source of

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