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Latexit and macos

cjudge2 edited this page Nov 2, 2015 · 5 revisions
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Many people seem to be having trouble running LatexIt! properly with their Macs.

Quick workaround

  • Quit Thunderbird
  • Open a Terminal, type /Applications/Thunderbird.app/Contents/MacOS/thunderbird-bin then Enter
  • In Tools > Add-ons > Latex It! > Preferences, open the autodetection dialog again and check that everything is green
  • Enjoy.

The reason is, although your $PATH environment variable is set properly when opening a Terminal, it is not when running Thunderbird from the dock.

Permanent fix (at least for OSX 10.11)

  • In Tools > Add-ons > Latex It! > Preferences > Files and Paths
  • Set `path to latex executable' to be: /Library/TeX/texbin/latex
  • Set `path to dvips executable' to be: /Library/TeX/texbin/dvips
  • Set `path to convert executable' to be: /usr/local/bin/convert
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