[OS X TeX] OS X TeX] Re: A suggestion for TeX Live utility

Luis Sequeira lfsequeira at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 19:21:09 CET 2009

> Dear Tim and Adam,
> Thanks a lot for your answers.
> The solution with texdoc works very well.
> Unfortunately, it is not useful for 99% mactex users
> that do not know what is the terminal. For them,
> a GUI interface will be much more useful.
> (Perhaps a menu item in TeXShop that uses texdoc will
> be useful)
> In my university, I sometimes teach elementary tex for students
> of mathematics. And most of them hate the terminal.
> Selecting the "Manage Packages" tab in TeX Live utility
> But this method does not work without internet.
> The help is in the hard disk, so it will be better to find it
> in the own hard disk.
> Thanks,
> Juan Luis

If it is a matter of providing the basic functionality of texdoc  
without requiring a trip to the Terminal, then a very simple  
AppleScript might do the trick.

Luis Sequeira

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