[OS X TeX] Re: TeXShop Feature Request

Ferguson, Don fergdc at uleth.ca
Sat May 29 20:05:50 CEST 2010

Greetings  "Herbert Schulz" <herbs at wideopenwest.com>
On 29/05/2010 at 14:54 you wrote concerning
Re: [OS X TeX] TeXShop Feature Request

Hello Herb,


HS> Something like that used with a BasicTeX distribution (much smaller that the full TeX Live distribution supplied with the MacTeX installer) might be handy.

I agree. Before I had a Mac machine I tried to install BasicTeX on a friend's iMac, but I guess my downloads were inadequate since we could not get anything to install. The MacTeX download is both amazing and humungous, but it worked flawlessly on my friend's iMac and now on mine. But for beginners, perhaps BasicTeX would be a less intimidating introduction. When your TeX legs become stable, then move up to TeXShop and friends! 


Cheers  Don (Green Dragon)

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