Installing MacTex and TeXlipse on Mac OS X

25/02/2009

tex_logoTeXlipse is an Eclipse Plugin that allows you to have control of your Tex files, compile them, and convert them to PDF. It runs through Eclipse and its very easy to use. Using Eclipse as a tool for Tex is nice because you can use all the other Eclipse’s tools to be more productive(CVS, SVN, Mylin etc).

The only requirement to install Texlipse, is to have a Tex toolchain already installed on your Mac. The recommended way to have the whole toolchain, is to install MacTex. In order to install it, just visit http://www.tug.org/mactex/ and install it(the file you are about to download is about 1.2 GBs!).

After you have installed MacTex, you have to install TeXlipse.

To do that, just create a new “Update Site” with this link: http://texlipse.sourceforge.net/ and tick the texlipse checkbox to install it. Hit “Install” and you will get a nice TeXlipse installation to your eclipse.

Fire up eclipse (or restart it) and you are ready to configure TeXlipse. Go to “Eclipse=>Preferences”:

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Browse to “TeXlipse=>Builder” Settings, and this should show up:

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Then, you just have to point to the directory where your TexMac bin folder exists. In my case(it should be the same with you) was “/usr/local/texlive/2008/bin/universal-darwin”:

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Then all the paths in the list should be automatically filled:

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If the paths have not been automatically filled, just fill them (on e at a time, using the path I provided). After you finish with this, just hit “Apply” and the OK and you hopefully, you have configured your TeXlipse. Create a new project and put some Tex files in it.

Then Right Click your project and choose “Properties”:

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In the propertied Dialog, set the “Build Commands” to “latex+dvips+ps2pdf”:

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Hit Apply and OK and you are ready. Just hit “Apple+b” to build your PDF file.

Let me know if something wasn’t as expected!

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