[OS X TeX] Style file placement

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Tue Sep 15 00:48:29 CEST 2020

Hi Themis,

On 15 Sep 2020, at 7:28 am, Themis Matsoukas via MacOSX-TeX <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu<mailto:macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>> wrote:

I am using the mdpi style files (https://www.mdpi.com/authors/latex<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/-DyvCXLW6Di7J74PhMHO1J?domain=mdpi.com>) which are contained in a folder called "Definitions". The folder contains a bunch of files, including the class file mdpi.cls, the bst file, as well as some eps files that add journal-specific graphics to the manuscript.

If I place the folder Definitions in the same folder as the manuscript, everything works fine.

If I place the folder Definitions in my personal folder /~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/TM Inputs,

Having a space in that name is likely the issue:   “TM Inputs”
If it is to work, it must be called as  TM\ Inputs  in some shells.
But it is better to rename, as   TMinputs  say, avoiding space character complications.

BTW, if you do   sudo  texhash   does it find all the files in this folder?
Check within the  ls-R  listing for  ~/Library/texmf/ .
If not, then you should be able to adjust it by setting the shell variable  TEXMFLOCAL .

the document typesets but does not find the eps files or the bst file. Looking into the style file, all paths are hardwired as Definitions/filexyz.

Is there an easy fix? I'd rather not have to copy Definitions in every folder.


Hope this helps.
Stay safe.


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