[OS X TeX] XeLaTeXify engine in TeXShop

Jung-Tsung Shen jushen at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 23:05:31 CET 2010


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 2:55 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>wrote:

> Howdy,
> This will fail because xelatex has its own back end (xdvipdfmx) that is run
> automatically and does all of the work of dvips and ps2pdf13. Don't use this
> any more!
> This is a very old engine and really has been completely overtaken by the
> latexmk engines which use the perl script latexmk to automatically run
> bibtex and/or maekindex, and (pdf/xe)latex the proper number of times to
> resolve all cross-references, etc. Move the engine files from
> ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/Inactive/Latexmk/ two directories up, to
> ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/ to activate them. Once that is done restart
> TeXTShop.
> To use the xelatexmk engine simply put the line
> % !TEX TS-program = xelatexmk
> at the top of the source file. There is more information in the
> documentation in ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/Inactive/Latexmk/.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
Thanks very much for the instruction. It worked beautifully. :-)

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