# [texhax] texmakerx, and mactex

Tom Backer Johnsen backer at psych.uib.no
Sun Jan 31 10:31:57 CET 2010

```Thanks, that message got me a bit closer.  I evidently have to learn
something about references to catalogs/directories on OSX.  I now manage
to run Latex on a relatively large project.  So far, so good.  But when
I try PdfLatex with TeXmakerx I get some weird messages where the first
one is  "Undefined  control sequence  \documentclass".  And no pdf
output.  So, I am not there yet.

Tom

Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2010, at 2:27 PM, Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>
>
>> The TeX distribution I have installed is MacTeX, which has Tex Live at the bottom.  What happens is that when TeXMakerx is installed, the correct links to Latex, PdfLatex etc. are not found.  Being a Mac newbie I bought the machine about a month ago and are struggling to some extent.  I have trouble finding the correct settings.
>>
>> I do not quite like TexShop, but at least it works out of the box on my machine.  On the other hand, I want something with tabs in the editor for handling projects with several files.  I do not think TeXShop can handle that as far as I have seen up to now.  As to Lyx, I tried that one some years ago, I prefer a pure LaTeX setup.
>>
>> I'll have at the link you suggested.  Thanks!
>>
>> Tom
>>
>>
>> Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>
>>> On Jan 30, 2010, at 11:56 AM, Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Gentlepersons:
>>>>
>>>> I have a problem with the configuration of TeXmakerx on a MacBook Pro. Does anyone have any pointers to a list, web sites, wikis or other means of getting information?
>>>>
>>>> Tom
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Howdy,
>>>
>>> There is documentation at <http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/doc.html> that may be of help.
>>>
>>> What TeX distribution are you using? Have you tried other front ends? TeXShop? Lyx? Etc?
>>>
>>> Good Luck,
>>>
>>> Herb Schulz
>>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>>>
>>>
>
> Howdy,
>
> If you need to set the path to some of the programs (most likely) the path will be /usr/texbin; e.g., the path to pdflatex would be /usr/texbin/pdflatex. The path to things like ps2pdf is /usr/local/bin so /usr/local/bin/ps2pdf.
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>
>
>
>
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