[XeTeX] TeXShop Help Request

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Feb 24 08:22:26 CET 2005

Le 23 févr. 05, à 22:52, Mike Leonard a écrit :

> I seem to have run into a snag with the new version (1.35e is it?) of  
> TeXShop. I downloaded it for the XeTeX support, but it doesn't seem to  
> be aware of anything in the Engines folder. I have XeTeX.engine and  
> XeLaTeX.engine in there, but the Typeset menu only contains the old  
> standbys. Has anyone else encountered this? Is the solution so  
> blatantly obvious that it has never come up before?

That's a user interface issue, but is normal behaviour in TeXShop's  
current version. You select the XeTeX or XeLaTeX engines in the  
pulldown menu in the toolbar of any editing window, and then you can  
either use the Typeset button in this toolbar or the Typeset item in  
the Typeset menu. Another way of proceeding is to define xetex and  
xelatex as Personal Scripts (in TeXShop's Misc pref), and then check  
Personal Script at the bottom of the Typeset menu (or define them as  
default scripts in the Typesetting pref), then use the TeX or XeTeX  
items of this menu (as described at  

I think, due to discussion in the OS X TeX list immediately after  
TeXShop 1.35 was released (back in early September 2004), that this is  
interim behaviour due to the introduction of the new Engine concept,  
and the associated user interface is planned by Dick Koch to change in  
the next version, with better separation (or merge) of the two concepts  
of Engines and Personal Scripts.

Bruno Voisin

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