# [tex-live] LaTeXiT troubles: blank output

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Apr 6 05:54:22 CEST 2011

On Apr 5, 2011, at 9:11 PM, Ken Mankoff wrote:

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> I used to used texlive 2008 installed via fink, and LaTeXiT worked fine. I upgraded to texlive 2010 through the MacTex DMG installer, and LaTeXiT has stopped working. I did the upgrade a few months ago and have just launched LaTeXiT, so it could be something else, but I think it is tied to the fink_2008 -> GUI_2010 changes.
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> When I run LaTeXiT, it appears to run, but the display is blank.
>
> In LaTeXiT, the paths are set correctly, and the tex it tries to compile is valid.
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> If I go to the tmp folder where the work is being done, I see latexit-1.tex and it contains the following valid code. If I run 'pdflatex' on this, I get a valid PDF.
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> \documentclass[10pt]{article}
> \usepackage[usenames]{color}\color[rgb]{0.000,0.000,0.000}
> \usepackage{amssymb} %maths
> \usepackage{amsmath} %maths
> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
> \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document}\begin{align*}
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> %% THIS IS THE CODE I ENTERED IN LATEXIT
> hello, world
> %% THIS IS THE CODE I ENTERED IN LATEXIT
>
> \end{align*}
> \end{document}
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> However, also in this folder is a file 'latexit-1.pdf', presumably the version of this document compiled by LaTeXiT. When I view this file (if I don't run pdflatex myself), I see 4 blank pages. Very strange. I can send the log file if that will help.
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> Any idea why valid latex compiled with pdflatex doesn't seem to work in LaTeXiT?
>
> Thanks,
>
>  -k.

Howdy,

What version of LaTeXiT are you using? What do you get when you run

which pdflatex

in Terminal? What is the path setup in LaTeXiT? It may still be set to use your old Fink distribution.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)