David Arnold | 1 Aug 21:01 2012
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Mountain Lion

All,

Wondering if I should upgrade to Mountain Lion. I am running:

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)

Currently using Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Wondering if it is wise to update. I clicked the "Upgrade Now" button
at http://www.apple.com/osx/ and got a popup up window with a lot of negative comments. So, maybe this
system is not appropriate for my older model?

Your thoughts on your experience with this new operating system would help in making this decision.

Thanks.

D.

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Claus Gerhardt | 1 Aug 21:14 2012
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Re: Mountain Lion

I have the same MacBook Pro with 8GB of memory and it runs smoothly under ML. Though its not my main computer
and your experience may differ if you have less memory. When I only had the standard 4GB  it ran only
sluggishly under Lion.

Claus

On Aug 1, 2012, at 21:01, David Arnold <dwarnold45@...> wrote:

> All,
> 
> Wondering if I should upgrade to Mountain Lion. I am running:
> 
> MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)
> 
> Currently using Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Wondering if it is wise to update. I clicked the "Upgrade Now" button
at http://www.apple.com/osx/ and got a popup up window with a lot of negative comments. So, maybe this
system is not appropriate for my older model?
> 
> Your thoughts on your experience with this new operating system would help in making this decision.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> D.
> 
> 
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David Arnold | 2 Aug 16:31 2012
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Re: Mountain Lion

Claude, Dick,

Yep, I am a big TeXShop user (http://mathrev.redwoods.edu/ElemAlgText_f12/), but 2.47 for Snow Leopard.

Looks like I have 4MB of memory, so I'll probably stay with Snow Leopard until it come time to get a new machine.

D.

On Aug 1, 2012, at 12:01 PM, David Arnold wrote:

> All,
> 
> Wondering if I should upgrade to Mountain Lion. I am running:
> 
> MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)
> 
> Currently using Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Wondering if it is wise to update. I clicked the "Upgrade Now" button
at http://www.apple.com/osx/ and got a popup up window with a lot of negative comments. So, maybe this
system is not appropriate for my older model?
> 
> Your thoughts on your experience with this new operating system would help in making this decision.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> D.
> 
> 
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Charles Shooshan | 3 Aug 06:12 2012
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pdfopen in MacTeX useful?

Good day!

I am new to the group and new to LaTeX. I have been enjoying using TeXShop but I wanted to be able to work from the
Terminal on occasion. I was able to get nano to do syntax highlighting and spell check. I had to manually add
the /etc/paths.d/TeX and /etc/manpaths.d/TeX files (I am using Lion and plan to move to Mountain Lion).

Now my problem. I stumbled onto pdfopen and first time through I received an acroread not found error. I
created a link on my path (/usr/local/bin/acroread) and I pointed it to the executable within first Adobe
Reader 9 and then Adobe Reader 10. I then tried a bash script called acroread instead to launch the Readers
with the OS X open command.

Some of this worked a little. Some worked not at all. All seemed to launch X11 (which I believe is gone in
Mountain Lion but can a version can be downloaded). I also used the -viewer ar9-tab with pdfopen. When it
worked, the file opened in Adobe Reader but did not reload if I issued the command again after a change.

Might it somehow work with Preview?

Should I just abandon the idea of using pdfopen?

Is there another option for "terminal workflow" in OS X?

Thanks for any help,
Charlie
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Ettore Aldrovandi | 3 Aug 07:02 2012
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Re: pdfopen in MacTeX useful?

On Fri, Aug 03, 2012 at 04:12:35AM +0000, Charles Shooshan wrote:

> 
>  
> Now my problem. I stumbled onto pdfopen and first time through I
> received an acroread not found error. I created a link on my path
> (/usr/local/bin/acroread) and I pointed it to the executable within
> first Adobe Reader 9 and then Adobe Reader 10. I then tried a bash
> script called acroread instead to launch the Readers with the OS X open
> command.
> 
> Some of this worked a little. Some worked not at all. All seemed to
> launch X11 (which I believe is gone in Mountain Lion but can a version
> can be downloaded). I also used the -viewer ar9-tab with pdfopen. When
> it worked, the file opened in Adobe Reader but did not reload if I
> issued the command again after a change.

> 
> Might it somehow work with Preview?
> 
> Should I just abandon the idea of using pdfopen?
> 
> Is there another option for "terminal workflow" in OS X?

The OS X way to launch an app (in this case a PDF viewer) from the
command line is:

$ open filename.pdf

which opens with Preview. If another one is desired---Skim is an
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Simon Murphy | 3 Aug 08:54 2012
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Re: pdfopen in MacTeX useful?

Are you just trying to use Terminal to create your pdf from a .tex document?

A pretty standard workflow for this would be

> latex file.tex

and then if you're using bibtex, assuming you have a corresponding bibliography file "file.bib"

> bibtex file

now run latex a couple more times to get citations correct

> latex file.tex
> latex file.tex

and finally, to output into pdf

> dvips file.dvi
> ps2pdf file.ps

Hope that's u seful.
Simon.

On 3 Aug 2012, at 05:12, Charles Shooshan wrote:

Good day!

I am new to the group and new to LaTeX. I have been enjoying using TeXShop but I wanted to be able to work from the Terminal on occasion. I was able to get nano to do syntax highlighting and spell check. I had to manually add the /etc/paths.d/TeX and /etc/manpaths.d/TeX files (I am using Lion and plan to move to Mountain Lion).

Now my problem. I stumbled onto pdfopen and first time through I received an acroread not found error. I created a link on my path (/usr/local/bin/acroread) and I pointed it to the executable within first Adobe Reader 9 and then Adobe Reader 10. I then tried a bash script called acroread instead to launch the Readers with the OS X open command.

Some of this worked a little. Some worked not at all. All seemed to launch X11 (which I believe is gone in Mountain Lion but can a version can be downloaded). I also used the -viewer ar9-tab with pdfopen. When it worked, the file opened in Adobe Reader but did not reload if I issued the command again after a change.

Might it somehow work with Preview?

Should I just abandon the idea of using pdfopen?

Is there another option for "terminal workflow" in OS X?

Thanks for any help,
Charlie
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Peter Dyballa | 3 Aug 11:14 2012
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Re: pdfopen in MacTeX useful?


Am 03.08.2012 um 06:12 schrieb Charles Shooshan:

> Should I just abandon the idea of using pdfopen?

IMO: yes! Better configure texdoc, which you really need to look up or find TeX documentation, that it uses
the proper applications to display text, HTML, DVI, PS, and PDF documents. Then you could use 'texdoc
--just-view <your PDF output file>' or a shorter shell alias – or the Mac OS X way: either 'open -a <your
preferred application to display PDF, which can be TeXShop> <your PDF output file>' or when you've set in
the launch services that PDF files should be opened by a particular application 'open <your PDF output
file>' or a shorter shell alias.

Apple's Preview application cannot refresh, you constantly see the initially loaded version of the PDF
output file.

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Greetings

  Pete

Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.
	- D. E. Knuth, The TeXbook, Addison-Wesley 1984, 1986, 1996, p. 9

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Thomas Bohn | 3 Aug 11:23 2012
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Re: pdfopen in MacTeX useful?

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Simon Murphy <smurphy6@...> wrote:

> and finally, to output into pdf
>
>> dvips file.dvi
>> ps2pdf file.ps

Why not use pdflatex from the start?

Thomas
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Simon Murphy | 3 Aug 11:28 2012
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Re: pdfopen in MacTeX useful?

I do use pdflatex, but was answering the question of how to do this in the terminal.

I also believe that the pdf format that is output by pdftex is slightly non-standard. For this reason, I work
in pdftex (TeXShop) but if I ever want to, say, submit my finished work to a journal, I will compile in terminal.

Simon.

On 3 Aug 2012, at 10:23, Thomas Bohn wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Simon Murphy <smurphy6@...> wrote:
> 
>> and finally, to output into pdf
>> 
>>> dvips file.dvi
>>> ps2pdf file.ps
> 
> Why not use pdflatex from the start?
> 
> Thomas
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Peter Dyballa | 3 Aug 11:45 2012
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Re: pdfopen in MacTeX useful?


Am 03.08.2012 um 11:28 schrieb Simon Murphy:

> I also believe that the pdf format that is output by pdftex is slightly non-standard.

And what are the indications for your believe?

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