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

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Wed Jan 24 02:17:05 CET 2007

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

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> On Jan 23, 2007, at 8:11 PM, Roussanka Loukanova wrote:
>
>>> 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{...}{...}?
>
>
> Sure. You can put anything you would put in the preamble.

Thanks!
Roussanka

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> All the best,
> Gary
>