[OS X TeX] hyperref problem

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Wed Jun 24 00:58:06 CEST 2020

Hi Zbigniew,

On 24 Jun 2020, at 1:20 am, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu<mailto:Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu>> wrote:

Undoubtedly, but that goes way beyond my understanding of how the system works.
Can you point me to a guide (for Dummies) on how to troubleshoot something like this?

Simplest is to put
anywhere within the LaTeX preamble.

Then you will get a neat listing of all the packages and files, with their versions and dates,
listed at the end of the job, within the .log  file and Console window.
Being near the end, it’s easy to scroll up a bit until you find it.

Alternatively you need to scan the top of the Console/log for the full path to each file,
written to the .log as it is opened. It’s not so convenient doing this, as the formatting
and (lack of) line-breaking is not so user-friendly.
Also, some files are read multiply, so there’s a lot more noise doing it that way;
but it does have the full path information.

Hope this helps.


Zbigniew Nitecki
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On Jun 23, 2020, at 8:49, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com<mailto:herbs at wideopenwest.com>> wrote:

On Jun 23, 2020, at 7:37 AM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu<mailto:Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu>> wrote:

I have realized something interesting about my hyper ref problem.
I have always used the TeXShop viewer from within TeXShop—that is, I’ve opened a source file in TeXShop and then viewed the pdf file that comes up.
For some silly reason, I just tried my test file OUTSIDE TeXShop—that is, opening either Preview or Adobe Acrobat, and opening only the pdf.
Then the links work fine.
So there is something glitchy in my copy of TeXShop—right?

But now I have a different problem—or actually two.
First, I tried again to use my newly uploaded MacTeX 2020 on the longer document that had originally exhibited my hyperref problem,
and was getting a slew of error messages—looking closely at them, they seem to be problems with pstricks and/or pst-3D before I even get to my document
in the typesetting process.
Second, when I reverted back to my older 2017 TexLive, which I had originally used to generate the longer document, the behavior was different from before,
in that now I got a slew of error messaged for my pictures—which were generated using pst-ode, successfully on previous occasions—and if I did my usual and
typed “r” in the console and hit return, the paper typeset with no pictures.
So now I don’t have an electronic dopy of my paper as I originally managed to typeset it (of course, being naughty and ignoring warnings) and see no way to recover it.

Zbigniew Nitecki
Department of Mathematics
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155


Could you have some old packages in your personal tree that are interfering with the new versions of other packages? How about the same in the texmf-local tree.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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