[OS X TeX] TL-2007 missing .sty files

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Wed Jan 24 02:11:23 CET 2007


On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, Gary L. Gray wrote:

>
> On Jan 23, 2007, at 2:31 AM, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>
>> On Jan 23, 2007, at 00:26, Gary L. Gray wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> On Jan 23, 2007, at 12:22 AM, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>>> 
>>>>> ~/Library/texmf/bibtex
>>>>>                doc
>>>>>                dvips
>>>>>                fonts
>>>>>                tex
>>>> 
>>>> and within the tex directory a subdirectory `` latex '', where you can 
>>>> put your manually installed *.sty files.
>>>>
>>>>>                web2c
>>>> 
>>>> You have the ---at least by me--- dreaded web2c directory! May I ask you 
>>>> what do you have in there?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> A format I use for a large manuscript.
>> 
>> That explains it. I'm far from been able to create a format file myself.
>
> I bet you can do it. :-)
>
> Just create a .tex file that you want to contain much of your preamble. For 
> example:
>
> \documentclass[11pt]{article}
> \usepackage{...}
> \input{...}
> \dump
>
> would create a format using article with as many packages and inputted files 
> as you can list. The \dump command "dumps" the format to the current 
> directory when the .tex file is typeset. If the .tex file was named 
> books.tex, then the format file will be books.fmt. Move that .fmt file to the 
> web2c directory mentioned above and then you can typeset a document with this 
> format (with TeXShop) by putting:
>
> %!TEX TS-program = books
>
> at the top of the file you are typesetting.
>
> I hope this helps.

Yes, it is very clear and attractive for using. can one put definitions 
like \newcommand{...}{...}?

Roussanka

>
> All the best,
> Gary
>

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