[OS X TeX] Changing default script in TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Dec 1 01:11:27 CET 2009

On Nov 30, 2009, at 5:47 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:

> Hi, all,
> I was experimenting with different settings for the default script in the Prefs window for TeXShop, and noticed that the setting doesn't seem to "take" until I restart TeXSHop.  Is this expected?  Something peculiar to my system?
> I'm using Version 2.28 (2.28) on Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Dual Quad Xeon Mac Pro).
> Thanks, as always.
> Justin
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> Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon-At-Large
> Director
> Institute for the Enhancement of the Director's Income
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> Well, except the weasel."
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That appears to be the case. Not only that, even if the default is changed to TeX+DVI the Typeset Menu sill shows Pdftex checked and changes only when you compile the first file.

I never noticed this before because I use different engines/scripts for different purposes using the 

% !TEX TS-program = xxxxxx

line at the beginning of the file. I set xxxxxx to latex for latex->dvips->ps2pdf (TeX+DVI) processing, pdflatex for pdflatex processing, xelatex for xelatex processing and often use latexmk, pdflatexmk or xelatexmk engines (see the documentation on how to enable and use these engines in ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/Inactive/Latexmk/ [where ~ is your HOME directory]) when there are cross-references, bibliography and/or index lists.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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