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LaTeX on mac

  1. This page [pennstate] has a great comparison of latex related stuff on macs.
  2. I went with the MacTeX-2007 package [tug.org] - this seems to have EVERYTHING, since my thesis compiles just fine, and I recall vaguely I used a bunch of extra styles and packages.
  3. I'm used to Texniccenter, which helps organize files into projects and uses \section, \chapter etc. commands to build a document structure. TeXShop lacks in that. I'm trying out Texmaker.
  4. Follow texmaker's instructions to set up the paths
  5. use fink to install aspell
    sudo fink install aspell (this will require a few dependencies)
    sudo fink install aspell-en (this will install the english dictionaries)
    the path to set is /sw/bin/aspell

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