[OS X TeX] Beginner help with TeXshop/MacTex needed

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Aug 25 13:35:45 CEST 2006

On Aug 25, 2006, at 5:01 AM, Rowland McDonnell wrote:

> Firstly, how do I tell TeX where to look for TeX input files?  I  
> need to
> be able to add a directory tree to the list - I need to have system- 
> wide
> TeX inputs available, not just on a user by user basis.

Read README.howtexfindsfiles.txt available in:

/local/teTeX/share/texmf.gwtex (there's a link to teTeX in /Library)

> (I need to add some PS T1 founts with their support files at some  
> point
> too - any hints?)

Get Philipp Lehman's nifty Type 1 Font Installation Guide:


Works just like Unix, or you could use XeTeX which has become  
amazingly mature:


> Secondly, I don't suppose if anyone knows if there's anything like a
> manual for TeXShop?  Preferably something that I can print on paper  
> and
> read in the traditional way?

There've been a number of articles in TUGboat on it.

Creating a .pdf of the on-line Apple Help would be kinda nice though.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

This email message and any files transmitted with it contain information
which is confidential and intended only for the addressee(s). If you are
not the intended recipient(s), any usage,  dissemination, disclosure, or
action taken in  reliance on it is prohibited.  The reliability of  this
method of communication cannot be guaranteed.  Email can be intercepted,
corrupted, delayed, incompletely transmitted, virus-laden,  or otherwise
affected during transmission. Reasonable steps have been taken to reduce
the risk of viruses, but we cannot accept liability for damage sustained
as a result of this message. If you have received this message in error,
please immediately delete it and all copies of it and notify the sender.
------------------------- Info --------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
          & FAQ: http://latex.yauh.de/faq/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/

More information about the macostex-archives mailing list