[OS X TeX] Re: csv2latex

Max Bichler bichler at ati.ac.at
Sun Jan 31 11:12:34 CET 2010

Dear All,
Thanks a lot!
After studying your helpful hints it turned out, that Alan located the problem exactly. To the "normal" Macuser it is not self-evident that a file, that is correctly identified as a ruby file, could possibly be a "not executable". The source of the problem was to use the single download option for csv2latex from ctan. As suggested, I loaded the zip version -- and now I got the executable version and everything works as before and I am happily living ever after, converting excel-tables to latex in the most comfortable way.
Thanks again,


Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Max Bichler
TU Vienna

> On Jan 30, 2010, at 11:32 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> On Jan 30, 2010, at 10:46 AM, Alan Munn wrote:
>>> Hi, this is most likely the problem.  (Just make sure that if  
>>> you've changed the name from csv2latex to csv2latex.rb you either  
>>> reflect that change in the Applescript, or change it back so that  
>>> the Applescript actually calls the correct execuatble.) As the  
>>> author of csv2latex I'd like to improve the documentation, if  
>>> possible. The documentation does mention to make sure the file is  
>>> executable, but perhaps I should make this clearer by giving the  
>>> exact commands to do so?   Would that have been helpful to you?
>> Since you asked for it, here comes the installation absolutely,  
>> totally, ultimately challenged:
>> 1) I downloaded the zip from ctan
>> 2) I am reading "Using csv2latex to paste spreadsheet table cells"
>> 	3 Installation
>> 	Put the ruby script in some location where it can be found. A  
>> logical place for all users is
>> 	/usr/local/bin. Alternatively, you can put it in a local bin  
>> folder /Users/<youruser>/bin for
>> 	example. Make sure the file is executable.
>> 3) I can't find .usr/local/bin (I thought there was a way with the  
>> Finder but couldn't find it) I suspect I need the terminal.
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