[OS X TeX] Non–Recovery from Error

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Thu Mar 10 14:38:09 CET 2011

On 10/03/11 01:20 , Messerschmitt David wrote:
> As a practical suggestion, I do a "typeset" quite often when I am
> entering any macros or equations.
> That way, when the problem you mention occurs I know exactly where to
> look for the syntax error.
> Often I will enter a complicated equation incrementally, starting with
> just the brackets and then adding the
> remainder of the structure, doing a "typeset" with each addition to
> catch any syntax errors early when they are easy to spot.
> When I do have to remove .aux files, I find that texshop brings up the
> viewer on the incorrect page on the first "typeset".
> The second "typeset" brings me back to where I was and want to be. If
> anybody has a workaround on that
> little annoyance I would appreciate it.

Are you sure you even want to look at the result of the first typeset 
after a removal of aux files? The first typeset has no cross-references, 
no table of contents, etc. Often the page layout changes substantially 
between the first and second typeset. This may be the reason why you 
think you look at an "incorrect" page. IMHO the only reasonable 
"workaround" is to hit Cmd-T immediately a second time. Or use one of 
those scripts that do this automatically for you.


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