If you mean you downloaded the latest TeXShop 2.10beta8 and ``moved the Engine folder and (re)started TeXshop.' The three engine files ((xe/pdf)latexmk.engine) should be in your / Library/TeXShop/Engines/ folder. The four files, (xe/pdf)latexmkrc files and latexmk, should be placed in the /Library/TeXShop/bin/ folder. Defaults write TeXShop backgroundG 0.169 defaults write TeXShop backgroundB 0.212 # commands = solarized red = 220 50 47 defaults write TeXShop commandred 0.86 defaults write TeXShop commandgreen 0.196 defaults write TeXShop commandblue 0.184 # comments = solarized base01 = 88 110 117 defaults write TeXShop commentred 0.345. TeXShop Alternatives for Linux. TeXShop is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is TeXstudio, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked nine alternatives to TeXShop and five of them are available for. Open Preferences and click the Engine tab. Click the (pdf)TeX field and enter the path to the folder which contains the pdftex executable. If you have a private MiKTeX installation, you must enter /bin (the tilde character is expanded by TeXShop). If you have installed MiKTeX system-wide, you must enter /usr/local/bin. TeXShop opens Chinese documents showing Gibberish. This is quite common, especially if your Mac or Windows system is not set with Chinese as primary language. A proposed solution (there may be a better solution) is to: Set the primary language of your Mac / Windows as Chinese. The entire system, including all your taskbars, icons should be in.Since I spent some time figuring out how to make Emacs and TeXShopinteract the way I want, I figured I might as well post and recordwhat I've done.
Thus, all the commands need to be issued by Emacs and need to result in a pdf file. Again, I want as much of this to be automated as possible.
Thus, if I type 'altpdflatex foo.tex' at a command line, latex is run first, then dvips is run on the dvi file, then ps2pdf is run on the PostScript file; the dvi and the PostScript files are removed. The 'altpdflatex' script should run on any unix system (it is available at CTAN).
The .emacs file already contains the following line:
This creates a line in the 'Command' menu with an item called 'pdfLaTeX'. This menu item runs the command 'pdflatex' on the main tex file, represented by %t.
Thus, I want to add two lines like the above. One which runs 'altpdflatex' and one which opens the pdf file in TeXShop.
Here are the first lines I added in my .emacs file (withinthe command menu list):
Now, I want keyboard shortcuts which call the menu items 'altpdf','pdfview' and 'pdfLaTeX'. For some reason in auctex the way I figureout how to do this is to use an intermediate step of creating afunction, which is then bound to a keyboard command. For thekeyboard commands I used C-t (i.e. control-t) and M-t (i.e. meta-t,or Apple-t). This clobbers pre-existing emacs keyboard commands for'twiddle', i.e. for reversing two adjacent letters (for C-t) and forreversing two adjacent words (for M-t). I don't mind losing thesecommands; if you do then pick a different keyboard shortcut.
Here's what I added to create the keyboard shortcut M-t for'pdflatex' (these lines are not added to the command menu list, justadd them to the file after the list somewhere):
For 'altpdflatex' I created a very similar entry:
Finally, I created a (better for me) keyboard shortcut for saving afile:
Note that this keyboard shortcut only works (in my version of Emacsanyway) in major modes. Thus, for plain text files it does not work.The reasons why Emacs does this are beyond me; but things like this(so-called global settings not working in certain modes) are a featureof Emacs which I continue to find very frustrating.
You might wonder why I bothered to do this since Emacs has C-x C-s.Well, (1) I don't think something I do as often as save my tex fileshould require two keyboard commands and (2) I use the dvorak keyboard(actually a dvorak keyboard with further modifications to maketex-ing easier) and 'x' and 's' are on different hands, so 'C-x C-s'is not at all convenient for me to enter.
MacTeX Q&A : getting or installing MacTeX
|QM.01:||Trouble completing the installation process.|
|QM.02:||No need to uninstall previous TeX distribution|
|QM.03:||When trying to typeset, my front end puts up a dialog claimingthat it cannot find tex (or pdfLaTeX, or XeTeX)|
|QM.04:||Fink and MacPort Questions|
|QM.05:||Where to put personal additions in the texmf tree|
|QM.06:||Why can't the latest MacTeX find my local BibTeX (.bst, .bib) files|
|QM.07:||Fonts in my TeX documents are wrong --- the Font Cache Bug.|
|QM.08:||Does MacTeX-2021 work on Big Sur?|
|QM.09:||Where can I obtain and download older versions of MacTeX?|
|QT.01:||Typesetting in TeXShop gives an error message related to (/usr/texbin)|
|QT.02:||TeXShop refuses to start, or behaves strangely|
|QT.03:||Damaged Macros Folder|
One common problem is that users obtain a corrupted MacTeX.pkg after downloading the large file. There is an easy way tocheck that your download was successful. Run Apple's Terminal application in /Applications/Utilities. After the prompt, type the command
and a space, and then drag and drop the file MacTeX.pkg to theTerminal window to complete the command. Push Return.The Mac will compute an 'md5 checksum'. This sum should bethe sum shown at the top of the downloading page here.
Some users downloading with Google Chrome and possibly other browsersreport defective downloads. We recommend downloadingwith Safari. Users with problems also report success after downloading via the torrent network.
Defective downloads are essentially never due to a bad file on theserver because we test after uploading new versions. But users withdownload problems sometimes succeed after trying an alternateCTAN site. To do this, check on one of the links in the mirror page.
If you are at an institution with a large body of TeX users, a support person could put MacTeX-2021 on the DVD and loan you the DVD.
A final solution, if all else fails, is to go to http://www.tug.org/mactex/morepackages.htmland download BasicTeX; this distribution is quite complete and serviceable and the smaller download may cause fewer problems. You will also need a front end like TeXShop or those included in MacTeXtras.
(a) pdfTeX and TeX crash with error messages referring to broken libraries in /sw/...or/opt/...
(b) the versions of pdftex and tex in Fink or MacPorts run instead of the versions in TeX Live.
(c) pdftex runs erratically.
The GUI programs shipped with MacTeX understand this symbolic link and automatically call /Library/TeX/texbin//pdftex. But if you call pdftex from the Terminal or another application, you may encounter the problem. The solution is simple. Find your shell startup script. That script should contain a command modifying PATH so /sw (or /opt) comes first. After this command, add a line to the script prepending /Library/TeX/texbin to the beginning of your PATH.
On Lion and above, the ~/Library folder is hidden. To open it, use the Finder's Go menu and hold down the Option key to revealan extra item in the menu.
Yes, it has been extensively tested and used on Big Sur on both Intel and Arm machines. MacTeX-2021 contains native code for both processors. This question will come up again when Apple releases their next version ofmacOS, probably in fall of 2021. But the developers of MacTeX-2021 will have downloaded the beta of that system on the first day of WWDC,the developer conference, and worked on it extensively during the summer. If problems exist after the system release, they will be prominently mentioned on theseweb pages.
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