[OS X TeX] input files

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue May 29 18:49:44 EDT 2012

On May 29, 2012, at 5:13 PM, juan tolosa wrote:

> I have a question about input files I use often. I am transitioning from TeXtures, which had a folder called "inputs" or something similar. I have tried opening the file, but even so, MACTeX seems unable to find it, unless I put the file in the same folder as the main document. Is there a place in the MACTeX folder where I could store my favorite input files? I use mostly plain TeX.
> Thanks,
>                   Juan


MacTeX installs TeX Live as the TeX distribution. There is a standard place to place personal input files so that they can be found. For plain tex files you should place them in ~/Library/texmf/tex/plain/. Note: ~/Library/ is the Library Folder in you HOME folder (open it in Lion by holding the Option key down while clicking on the Finder's Go Menu; the Library folder will show up on the list. Note: you will have to create the texmf folder and the tex and then plain sub-folders and then place the files there.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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