# [texhax] Migrating from Windows to Mac

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Dec 14 15:17:07 CET 2009

On Dec 14, 2009, at 7:56 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

>
> On Dec 14, 2009, at 7:31 AM, Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>
>> Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>>> On 13 December 2009 Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>>>
>>>> Gentlepersons:
>>>>> I am in the process of migrating from Windows XP to a MacBook Pro (Snow  > Leopard), and have simply copied a number of files from the Windows XP  > machine to the Mac Via an external hard disk and a memory stick. I then  > find that files which compile (to PDF) perfectly OK on the Windows  > machine give me an error message on the very first line, the  > \documentclass one gives me an error message: undefined control  > sequence.  On the next line: \documentclass etc.
>>>
>>> Did you run tex instead of latex?
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Reinhard
>>>
>> No, not as far as I know.  I installed the TexShop package, and that is supposed to include LaTex.
>>
>> Tom
>
> Howdy,
>
> Can we see the contents of the log file?
>
> Put the line
>
> % !TEX TS-program = pdflatex
>
> and then try to compile the file.
>
> Where did you get the TeXShop package? TeXShop alone is a front end for a TeX Distribution (where the (La)TeX programs and other files reside) and from what you say it appears that you have a TeX distribution or the pdf(la)tex program wouldn't be found at all. I'm just wondering what distribution you have. Do you have a System Preference Pane called TeX Distribution? If so, what distribution does it ``say '' is active?
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>
>
>

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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