# [OS X TeX] texpower

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Dec 2 17:23:13 CET 2014

> On Dec 2, 2014, at 9:59 AM, Henk Verkuyl <hjv1 at mac.com> wrote:
>
> Dear Herb,
> Sorry to bother you but being a trained LaTeX user I have now some difficulty which I did not have before. I decided to download foils to see whether that should work. I copied a complete instruction from
>
> http://www.miwie.org/presentations/presentations.html#seminar
>
> because that looked nice and simple. I put it into the Tex Folder in Application, clicked the .ins  and ended up with a lot of files. As usual. Then I typeset the copy from internet in Texshop but this
> didn’t reccognize foils.cls so I went to Go to Folder and got into the use/local/texlive folder and put the filter folder into folder 2014, as required. But still typesetting yields:
>
> <console.pdf>
>
> So evidently there is something wrong because MacTex should recognise foils.  I do not expect you to answer to these troubles because it will take too much time to bother about this. But if you have an idea, I would be very grateful.
>
> Henk
>
>
> On 02 Dec 2014, at 16:43, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>> On Dec 2, 2014, at 9:22 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Dec 2, 2014, at 9:11 AM, Henk Verkuyl <hjv1 at mac.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Some years ago I gave a talk using texpower on my laptop Mac Book Pro prepared on my iMac. It went fine, without any technical problem with \pause and \stepwise and with getting the panel at the right spot. Now I need texpower again for a presentation but it doesn’t work neither with nor without pdfscreen.pdf. It does not recognize \pause , etc. and does not given a panel even though I took the old file leaving the preamble the same and inserting the new stuff.  I reinstalled MacTex (OS X, 10.9.5), so it should work. But it doesn’t work. Should I update files? But which ones? Pdfscreen without texpower doesn’t work either. It does not accept math tables and figures and it does not do \pause etc. So I am stuck and should return to simple handouts unless some can help help me out.
>>>>
>>>> Henk
>>>
>>> Howdy,
>>>
>>> We need to know what you mean by `does not work'? Are there problems compiling the file? Warnings? How are you compiling the file; latex, pdflatex, etc? Please supply a minimum compilable example that shows the problem.
>>>
>>> By the way, most folks use beamer for slides at this time.
>>>
>>> Good Luck,
>>>
>>> Herb Schulz
>>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>>
>> Howdy,
>>
>> I just compiled one of the slide sample files supplied with texpower and \pause seems to work just fine. What app are you using to display the slide show? I use Adobe Reader and Preview.
>>
>> Good Luck,
>>
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

Howdy,

First: you say you placed the the .ins file in /Applications/TeX. Why?

Second: you say you ``put the filter folder into folder 2014''. The filter folder? Where in the 2014 folder. TeX looks for .sty & .cls files in certain locations. Also, you should place NOTHING in the 2014 folder; all local changes should be placed in the proper location in the texmf-local folder or, for personal items (like the foils package), in the proper location in your personal tree, starting a ~/Library/texmf.

Finally: let's try to solve one problem at a time! Let's get texpower working for you. It seems to work fine here. I'm waiting for a minimal compilable file that demonstrates your problem along with a .log file and the resulting .pdf file that doesn't work.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)