[OS X TeX] TeXShop and Cloud Computing

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Sat Oct 1 20:05:26 CEST 2011

On Oct 1, 2011, at 1:12 PM, George Gratzer wrote:

> The way I work, I have the current document in a folder in Dropbox.
> This folder contains all the source files, illustrations, and a current copy of my style file:
> lattice.sty.
> This is the folder I archive when I am done.
> This has the following advantages:
> 1. Whichever computer I use, it has the current version of all my files.
> 2. Say, in 10 years time, I want to use parts of this article, so first I typeset it. Since lattice.sty
> is in the archived folder, no problem.
> In 10 years time, lattice.sty will evolve. But since for the old papers I always have the lattice.sty
> from that time, I am OK.
> I have 260 versions of lattice sty stored in my computer…

I'm not sure this should be listed under "Advantages" :-)

Just out of curiosity, how often are you likely to need to recompile an old file (rather than just use its preexisting pdf?)


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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