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Using Preview.app as a TeX/LaTeX previewer
Authored by: Garin on Mar 19, '04 10:47:19PM

This is a nice little script, and I don't mean to detract from it..

However, some folks may not be aware of Gerben Wierda's i-installer package available at http://www.rna.nl/ii.html. This package installs an excellent version of LaTeX that comes out of the box fully configured for pdflatex which, you guessed it, generated PDF directly from regular latex source. This package, when combined with, say, TeXShop (http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/) makes for some deadly typesetting action.

I'm an emacs guy, so that's what I use. The sufficiently motivated emacs hacker can easily customize a local tex-site.el file that adds a pdflatex item into the LaTeX menu, and something that hooks right into the "open" command to display the produced pdf from emacs.



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