[OS X TeX] VC package and Latexmk

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Feb 9 14:09:01 CET 2020

> On Feb 8, 2020, at 9:09 PM, Robert Love <rblove_lists at comcast.net> wrote:
> The documentation for VC suggests using a make file to run commands but doesn’t give and example.   Is there an example of using some non-standard command on my source latex file before it gets processed by latex itself?


Taking a quick look at the documentation for VC (which seems to be included in TeX Live installed by MacTeX) I don't see what external commands need to be run. Just make sure your run latex rather than pdflatex since the package uses pstricks internally.

If you are using TeXShop placing the line

% !TEX program = latex

at the top of the file and typesetting using Typeset->Typeset (Cmd-T) will guarantee that latex is run rather than pdflatex. If you wish to automate the complete typesetting process including runs of bibtex (or, automatically biber if needed) and/or makeindex use the line

% !TEX program = latexmk


Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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