[OS X TeX] Conditional typesetting engine selection

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Nov 25 16:47:46 CET 2005

On Nov 25, 2005, at 6:01 AM, Paul Vickers wrote:

> Hi
> I am writing a document which I am typesetting in XeLaTeX using  
> TeXshop 2.03 on OS X Tiger 10.4.3. However, as the XeLaTeX engine  
> is much slower on my PowerBook than LaTeX, for small updates I use  
> the LaTeX engine for proofing purposes. I've set up a variable  
> 'xetex':
> ...


Not so pretty, but...

Put the two lines

%!TEX TS-program = xelatex
%!TEX TS-program = pdflatex

at the start of the file. The first one in order is the one that will  
be used (in this case the xelatex engine). Switch the order of the  
lines to get pdflatex.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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