[Textures] Lion

Emilio Faro efaro at dma.uvigo.es
Fri Mar 7 01:22:59 EST 2014

Thanks, Bruno, for such a detailed and complete review of a Textures installation. It will be a very handy time-saver for many of us when we decide to do a clean installation.

Emilio Faro.
University of Vigo,

On 06/03/2014, at 22:31, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 6 mars 2014 à 18:47, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at me.com> a écrit :
>> Textures does work on OS X, but you need to install additional pieces not in Textures220b19.zip:
>> - The Inputs.zip archive that used to be provided at the Blue Sky web site, on the "Textures 2.2.0b preliminary release" technical news page. You can indeed use a symlink (or alias) to /Library/TeX/Root/texmf-dist/tex (same as /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex, but year-independent). You'll need the original archive though if you want the Textures-specific files like option_keys, pics.tex, CrayolaColors, etc.
> Something I forgot: from this archive, you also need to install additional files not included or incompatible with those in MacTeX:
> Inputs/•LaTeX/contrib/draftcopy/draftcopy.cfg
> Inputs/•LaTeX/graphics/color.cf
> Inputs/•LaTeX/graphics/graphics.cfg
> Inputs/•LaTeX/graphics/textures.def
> The most important is the last, which is the Textures driver file for the color and graphics/x LaTeX packages. There is no textures.def in MacTeX, you need this one which was commissioned specially by Blue Sky Research.
> The files color.cfg and graphics.cfg counteract the default settings in MacTeX and make sure the [textures] option is selected by default.
> draftcopy.cfg does the same for the draftcopy package (I can't tell more, I've never used it).
> Bruno
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