[OS X TeX] Using LaTexIt with TeXShop

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Fri Oct 15 05:58:46 CEST 2010

On Oct 14, 2010, at 10:55 PM, Genevieve Brown wrote:

> I'm trying to configure LaTeXIt (an add-on for Thunderbird) to work
> with TeXShop.

This actually isn't what you want to do.  TeXShop is a front end for  
the MacTeX distribution.  Your plugin need to access that  
distribution, not TeXShop.  TeXShop has nothing to do with it.

>  I've installed and have been able to use TeXShop by
> itself for many months, but for some reason, the Thunderbird extension
> can't automatically detect it.  I looked in the tips section and saw
> the message: "If running MacOS, MacTeX is probably what you're looking
> for."
> Has anyone else had experience using LaTeXIt + TeXShop, or else know
> how to find the following information on one's machine: (1) path to
> latex executable, (2) path to dvips executable and (3) path to convert
> executable?  Thanks!

I don't have Thunderbird, so I can't try the plugin, but if there's a  
setting within the plugin to set the path to the all the tex  
executables, it is /usr/texbin on a Mac.


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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