[OS X TeX] Tex preference

David Arnold dwarnold45 at suddenlink.net
Sun Oct 11 04:32:06 CEST 2009


Thanks. I'll relay this information.


On Oct 10, 2009, at 7:26 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Oct 10, 2009, at 5:07 PM, David Arnold wrote:
>> All,
>> I have a student who had GWTeX installed and then installed  
>> MacTeX.  In System Preferences, the TeX Distribution is set to  
>> Texlive 2008 (he even unchecked it and rechecked it), but his  
>> sytsem is still calling the files in GWTex.
>> Anyone see this before? Workaround?
>> David
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> Howdy,
> I assume he's using TeXShop as a front end. Most likely the TeXShop- 
> >Preferences->Engine->Path setting->(pdf)TeX setting has to be set  
> to /usr/texbin which will then follow whatever is displayed as the  
> active distribution in the System Preferences->TeX Distribution  
> Preference Pane.
> If the student is also using an updated TeXShop from what being used  
> before it may actually be wise to simply remove ~/Library/ 
> Preferences/TeXShop.plist (where ~ is the HOME directory) which is  
> TeXShop's preference file. When TeXShop is restarted a fresh  
> preference file will be created with all the default settings which  
> can then be customized to taste.
> If the student is using another front end the settings for the path  
> to the TeX binaries should be set to /usr/texbin. Finally, if the  
> Terminal is being used to run TeX programs they should just work out  
> of the box.
> Oh... one more thing... MacTeX-2009 will be released shortly so ...
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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