[OS X TeX] Compiling the master when hitting the compile button of the child?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Mar 25 11:52:43 EDT 2018

> On Mar 25, 2018, at 10:43 AM, Gerben Wierda <gerben.wierda at rna.nl> wrote:
> Gentle people,
> If I have a document a.tex which includes a document b.tex with \include{b} and my main editing is in b.tex, I would like to inform TeXShop that when I hit the compile button in the b.tex edit window, it should instead compile a.tex
> Constant switching between the buttons is a bit of a nuisance. A bit, but it would be nice if this was possible.
> Is this possible?
> Yours,
> G

That's exactly what the TeXShop directive

% !TEX root = path/to/root/file

,where path/to/root/file is the relative or full path from the included file to the root file, is for.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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