Re: [R] Running LaTeX dvi previewer on MacOS X

From: Charilaos Skiadas <cskiadas_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 13:03:40 -0500

On Feb 29, 2008, at 12:38 PM, Michael wrote:

> On 29 Feb 2008, Frank E. Harrell, Jr. wrote:
>
>> Several people have given great advice on how to successfully use
>> X11 on
>> Mac to so we can use the dvi previewer to view latex() output from
>> Hmisc. Now after a version upgrade of X11 and X11sdk we are getting
>> lots of crashes. I noticed a Mac dvi previewer with an executable
>> stored as /Applications/TeX/TeXShop.app/Contents/MacOS/TeXShop
>>
>> Can we bypass X11 problems and point Hmisc to this executable for dvi
>> viewing?
>
> I think TeXshop converts dvi to pdf (something like dvips ->
> ps2pdf) for
> viewing. Why not just use pdf for Mac? Preview.app on Leopard does
> do live
> updating.

And Skim.app does updating on Tiger, and is IMHO much better to Preview.app in other ways (works with pdfsync for instance, allows syncing back and forth between the pdf file and the corresponding tex source)

>> From Preview, those pdf file can also be dragged to Pages ducument.
>
> Michael

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Hanover College



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