[OS X TeX] finding and installing CV styles

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Oct 28 15:10:24 CEST 2004

On 10/27/04 11:18 PM, "John Johnson" <johajohn at indiana.edu> wrote:

> I'm looking to re-write my CV, and have found a number of CV packages
> on CTAN, but I've never made, nor installed anything to my latex setup
> except via Gerben's wonderful i-installer. I'm not a total idiot with
> respect to the unix file-system, but even after looking through my
> Kopka and Daley, reading the documentation that comes with gwtex, and
> going through the contents of what I found on CTAN, I don't really know
> how to build and/or install such things.
> So, I guess that I'm asking several questions:
> 1. Is there a preferred CV package for OS X or gwTeX?
> 2. Is there anywhere where I can find instructions on how to install a
> package from CTAN?
> More specifically, one of the packages is called CurVe, and I'll use it
> as an example. So, I download the curve.dtx and curve.ins files. I'm
> supposed to run latex on the .dtx to generate the cls file, or so the
> .ins file says. Ok, so I obtain the .cls file and it tells me to
> install them "wherever you see fit." That's not really much help for
> me.
> Pointers, suggestions, or referrals to better/different documentation
> would be gratefully accepted.
> Later,
> John
> johajohn at indiana.edu


For your personal use I'd put all class and package files in
~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/ creating directories as you go deeper if they
don't already exist. TeX will find them automatically in that directory.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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