[OS X TeX] !TEX root

Nitecki, Zbigniew H. Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu
Sat Jul 15 18:14:17 EDT 2023

I’m simultaneously working on two projects.  One is a book-length project while the other is a single, short article.
For each one, I have a root file and then separate files for individual chapters (resp sections).

I’ve been using method described in section 2.4 of the TexShop Tips and Tricks file for a long time on the book project, but am puzzled by a different behavior by the (very recent) article project.

The root file for the book project, Couer.tex,  is in a Dropbox folder  Books->Couer. The chapter files are also all in this folder. The first line of each reads
% !TEX root = Coeur.tex
and the root file calls them via an \input{filename} command.

The root file for the article, SpaceFillCurve.tex, is in a different Dropbox folder, MyPapers->SpaceFill, and the section files (so far, just one) are in that folder. The first line of each reads
% !TEX root = SpaceFillCurve.tex
and the root file calls them via an \include{filename} command (I wanted to see how the include option works).

The style files I am using are in a texmf folder in my Library.

In both cases, a command-T on the root file or the output file results in typesetting.
In the (older) book project, if I am displaying an individual chapter source file and I click either command-T or the “typeset” button the whole thing typesets.
In the new article project when I do this nothing happens, unless I am in the root file.

I should mention, if it is relevant, that I have root/source/output/console files for both projects open simultaneously.

Any suggestions where to look for a fix?  It is relevant if I want, for example, to do bibtex or makeindex.

Zbigniew Nitecki
Professor Emeritus
Department of Mathematics
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Dept.    (617)627-3234
Dept. fax    (617)627-3966

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