[OS X TeX] Per-folder project root

Chris Goedde cgg.lists at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 20:16:00 CEST 2009

On Oct 12, 2009, at 12:21 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> Howdy,
> I guess I don't really understand what you're trying to accomplish.  
> What do you mean by a ``project root folder''? It almost sound like  
> you have a particular file that contains definitions that are used  
> by the other files. If that is the case why not just make the file  
> containing the definitions generic (no documentclass, etc.) and just  
> \input it into the other files. A bit more sophisticated is to  
> create your own package, put it somewhere in ~/Library/texmf/tex/ 
> latex/ (where ~ is you HOME directory) and then just \usepackage in  
> each file to include the definitions. That way each document is  
> completely separate.

You should read about project root files in texshop help; they're  
something different.

In regards to Themis' suggestion to use the %!TEX syntax, I'd  
forgotten about that. I guess I don't like to clutter up my files with  
front-end specific information. I'd rather do things through the front  
end itself (which is why I use the "Set Project Root" menu item). I'd  
just like to be able to set the project root for every file in a given  
folder with a single setting.


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