MacOSX-TeX Digest #24 - 05/31/01

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MacOSX-TeX Digest #24 - Thursday, May 31, 2001

  OzTeX as a dvi viewer
          by "David R. Morrison" <drm at>
  Alpha editor update
          by "Michael Goldweber" <mikeyg at>
  wish list
          by "Troy Goodson" <Troy.D.Goodson at>
  How to install *.cls files for TeXShop?
          by "Troy Goodson" <Troy.D.Goodson at>
  Re: [Mac OS X TeX] wish list
          by "Andreas Monitzer" <am at>


Subject: OzTeX as a dvi viewer
From: "David R. Morrison" <drm at>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 11:09:45 -0400

For other OzTeX fans out there:

I've written a little OSX application which enables files with a ".dvi"
extension to be launched by (Classic) OzTeX 4.0, via double-clicking.
It is not perfect, but it should be useful until a Carbonized version
of OzTeX becomes available.

You can find it at:



  -- Dave Morrison


Subject: Alpha editor update
From: "Michael Goldweber" <mikeyg at>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 13:19:58 -0400

Given the prior thread regarding editor environments under OS X:

	After installing both tcl and tk (out of the box compilations 
from source distributions found at gnu-darwin on SourceForge) I 
installed alphaTK.

While alphaTK certainly worked, under Tenon's XTools package it was 
too slow to be a viable alternative.  Open question: Is alphaTK, the 
tcl/tk ports or XTools the culprit?


Subject: wish list
From: "Troy Goodson" <Troy.D.Goodson at>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 11:33:45 -0700

Stuff I'd like to see:

1. GUI s/w to manage those *.dtx and *.ins files
    -> allow installation for all users
    -> allow installation for just me
    -> other options?

2. GUI s/w to manage font use.  I don't know what fonts I can use 
with (La)TeX!  And if I did know, I wouldn't know how to use them...
   -> manage installation of fonts
   -> font conversion (is there s/w to do this?)

3. GUI for storing/organizing (La)TeX code snippets.  Once I figure 
out how to make a table look a certain way, I'd like to store that 
somewhere and call it back up when I want it again.  I guess I could 
do this with something like Notes 
<>, but I was thinking 
this could also become something to allow the sharing of (La)TeX code 

4. get the bugs out of rtf2latex2e.  This little program shows a lot 
of promise, but it just doesn't do a good enough job for me, yet.  It 
sure would help me get off the MS-Word crutch.

5. Ports of NeXT (La)TeX stuff to Mac OS X.  If this is as easy as 
Carbonizing, I'd think we'd be flooded with this stuff.  It must be a 
lot harder, because I'd be hard pressed to name a single NeXT app 
that's been ported to OS X.  My first thought is RBrowser, but that's 
a re-write isn't it?


Subject: How to install *.cls files for TeXShop?
From: "Troy Goodson" <Troy.D.Goodson at>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 11:39:34 -0700

I downloaded an AIAA (unofficial) LaTeX package 
<>.  I did a little detective 
work and found out that I could set a variable, TEXINPUTS, to use 
it's *.cls file.  Now, I did that and pdfLaTeX finds the file when 
run from the command line.  When TeXShop runs pdfLaTeX, it doesn't 
find it.  What to do?

I set the variable in my .cshrc.  Clearly, my .cshrc file isn't being 
run for TeXShop.


Subject: Re: [Mac OS X TeX] wish list
From: "Andreas Monitzer" <am at>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 20:50:56 +0200

On Thursday, May 31, 2001, at 08:33 , Troy Goodson wrote:

> I'd be hard pressed to name a single NeXT app that's been ported to OS X.

all WO-development apps

Description forthcoming.

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