[Mac OS X TeX] Textures and Mac OS X - an editorial

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[Mac OS X TeX] Textures and Mac OS X - an editorial

karim daho


<x-flowed>I absolutely agree and hope that Tom Kiffe and Richard Koch are reading  
this and thanks them for the wonderfull work they are doing.
On fredag, juni 1, 2001, at 06:46 , Gary L. Gray wrote:

> On 5/31/2001 at 11:40 PM -0500, Zachary Davis wrote:
>
>> I absolutely agree, I have recently turned to Textures to learn TeX as
>> well as LaTeX, and have just this past semester become comfortable in
>> writing TeX and LaTeX documents.  I would much prefer to use a native
>> TeX/LaTeX setup, rather than Textures in Classic. However, I am not
>> sure what all the various programs that all of you are running to do
>> your TeX/LaTeX writing are actually used for (i.e. TeX Shop, CMacTex,
>> etc.)  I understand that an editor such as BBedit is required; though
>> I've never used that before either.
>>
>> Textures was convenient in that everything seemed bundled together as
>> far as fonts, various packages, editor, etc.  I also really like the
>> sychronizing feature of Textures, which allows the user to see the
>> .dvi output file as you add to your input file.  If anyone has the
>> time, to explain how I might set up my Ti Book to run TeX/LaTeX
>> natively under OS X in a manner similar to what I have learned to
>> expect in Textures, I would be much obliged.  It would be nice to know
>> what TeX Engine I need, if there are any weird installation
>> procedures, ease of use, editor of choice, additional fonts I need to
>> install, any packages I need to run LaTeX, pdf viewers, and whether it
>> is possible to see the output as I type.
>
> I think the above statements are an important message to both Tom Kiffe
> and Richard Koch. Many of us are not coming from TeX in the UNIX world,
> we are coming from TeX in the Mac world with Textures. We need REALLY
> detailed and complete instructions on how to do install and run things
> under Mac OS X. This is especially true for fonts and associated files.
> We need to know where to put the fonts, what config files need messing
> with, etc.
>
> Best regards,
>
> --    Gary L. Gray
>    Associate Professor
>    Engineering Science & Mechanics
>    Penn State University
>    (814) 863-1778
>    http://www.esm.psu.edu/Faculty/Gray/
>
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