[OS X TeX] .bib file

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Jul 1 19:17:16 CEST 2014

On Jul 1, 2014, at 11:58 AM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu> wrote:

> Well, I am not sure how worried I should be now.  Your instructions did remind me of the Opt-Go feature to find ~/Library.  But when I do that, now I get no Library folder.  Similarly, if I use Shift-Opt-Go and look for /Library/TeX/Local, I do get such a folder, and inside it a bib folder, and inside it a folder called local, but it is empty.  So I am still at a loss for where TeXShop is finding a .bib file.


What OS version are you using? If you have no ~/Library folder most apps that have preferences wouldn't work. If it's before OS X 10.7 the Library folder should appear in the HOME folder. If it's OS X 10.9 then you should open up your HOME folder and do View->Show View Options (Cmd-J) and there will be a checkbox to display the Library folder. Choosing that will now show the ~/Library folder in the HOME folder.

Do you mean Shift-Cmd-G, which opens a dialog box where you put /Library/TeX/Local? (Not Shift-Opt-Go?) Note: If there is a bibtex folder at all you must have created it! Assuming that the bibtex folder exists and has a bib folder within it, you say there is a local folder? What is in that folder?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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