# [texpoint-users] TexPoint

Andreas Glatz glatz at anl.gov
Mon Mar 27 21:59:05 PST 2006

Hi,

in the inline mode all commands which place symbols/characters "on top
of each other" do not work.
To activate AMS symbols, go to Configure and set the appropriate
option(s) to "on". (\prime works only with AMS fonts enabled)
Since you already copied the fonts from the font folder to your system
font folder it should work without further changes.

(the default shell can be changed with the NetInfo Manager, located in
Applications:Utilities.
setting [needs unlocking first, before you can edit these settings].
Your Terminal application can be configured to still use tcsh.)

Andreas.

Karianne Holhjem wrote:
> Hi again,
>
> I'm trying to use the inline mode now, but commands like \hat{}, \frac{}{}
> and \atop does not work. Are these commands (and similar ones) only
> possible to use in the display mode?
>
> How can I use the AMS symbols in the inline mode? The manuals tell me that
> I need to install four new fonts to get access to all Latex symbols, where
> can I find these fonts? I tried using \prime, but that didn't work either.
>
>
> cheers,
> Karianne
>
>
>> Hi Karianne,
>>
>>  it seems that the installation instructions need some improvement.
>> At least some of the problems seem to be due to the way you installed
>> TexPoint.
>> You should do the following:
>> 1. save the dmg file anywhere - it does not need to be in Applications
>> -> TexPoint
>> 2. open the dmg file (this will mount the disk image and creates the new
>> volume TexPoint)
>> 3. copy *all* files from the (read-only) volume TexPoint to your
>> installation folder (Applications -> TexPoint)
>> 4. copy the fonts in the font folder to your system font folder. (this
>> is done)
>> 5. unmount the TexPoint volume (it is not needed anymore)
>> 6. open PP and install the Add-in in Applications -> TexPoint:
>> from the add-in list before doing that)
>>
>> Let me know if this solves some or even all problems.
>> Another problem might be that tcsh is your default shell. Try to change
>> it to bash.
>>
>> Andreas
>>
>>
>> Karianne Holhjem wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Andreas,
>>>
>>> In this mail I'm trying to answer your questions, hopefully that will
>>> help
>>> find the problem! :0)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>>  which PowerPoint Version are you using (X or 2004)?
>>>>
>>>>
>>> PowerPoint 2004 Version 11.2
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Can you enter anything in the "New Latex Equation" box and do the
>>>>
>>>>
>>> buttons
>>>
>>>
>>>> work?
>>>>
>>>>
>>> I can write in the "New Latex Equation" box, but when clicking OK an
>>> error
>>> message appear: "Error occured while creating the equation: Serious
>>> error
>>>
>>> The Cancel and Configuration buttons work fine.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Does the insertion mark appear in the text area?
>>>>
>>>>
>>> No, nothing apperas except for the box to write the Latex equation in.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> If there is a focus problem, try to double-click into the text area
>>>>
>>>>
>>> before
>>>
>>>
>>>> typing.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> The TeX-ify button and the Inline mode work fine, it's just the Display
>>> mode that doesn't work.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> The "Alt+<something>" keyboard commands do not work on Macs - that is a
>>>>
>>>>
>>> MS-Windows feature.
>>>
>>> Okey, I figured it was something like that :0)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> The TexPoint.mac is in the same folder as the TexPoint Add-In. If it is
>>>>
>>>>
>>> missing it should be created after the first use of TexPoint unless you
>>> do
>>>
>>>
>>>> not have the permission to create/edit files in this folder.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> I can't find neither the TexPoint Add-in nor the TexPoint.mac file. I
>>> created a TexPoint folder in the Applications folder and put the
>>> TexPointMac.dmg there. When opening this file TexPoint an external
>>> "disc"
>>> was opened, and from this I copied the fonts to my Library/fonts folder.
>>> Is there anything else I should've copied somewhere? I just tried doing
>>> what the manual told me..
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> (Do you see the read-only info in the configuration dialog?)
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Yes, the Global Configuration file is read-only, so I was gonna try and
>>> change this if I could only find where it is located..
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Are you Administrator of the Mac? Where is it installed? (the content
>>>> of
>>>>
>>>>
>>> the information box in the configuration dialog might be helpful for
>>> us.)
>>> I am the Administrator of the Mac, yes. Here is the content of the
>>> information box:
>>>
>>> TexPoint Configuration Information
>>>
>>> Version: 2.8.1 (Mac) (March 10, 2006)
>>> TexPoint path: TexPoint:
>>> Global Configuration File: TexPoint:TexPoint.mac (read only)
>>> Presentation path: Karianne:Master:Presentation:
>>> Presentation name: presentation.ppt
>>> current path: Karianne:Master:Presentation
>>>
>>> PowerPoint 11.0 (Build 050714) on Macintosh 10.4.5
>>>
>>> Unix path to presentation:
>>> /Volumes/Karianne/Master/Presentation/presentation.ppt
>>> Bash path: bash is /bin/bash
>>> Latex path: latex is
>>> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/latex
>>> dvips path: dvips is
>>> /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/dvips
>>> ghostscript path: gs is /usr/local/bin/gs
>>> If all paths are set, TexPoint is fully functional. In case an
>>> '<unknown>'
>>> is displayed, install the indicated software and/or check the bash path
>>> configuration in the appropriate 'profile' file.***** Looking for latex
>>> (latex)
>>> gs is /usr/local/bin/gs
>>>
>>> ***** Looking for dvips (dvips)
>>> gs is /usr/local/bin/gs
>>>
>>> ***** Looking for Ghostscript (gs)
>>> gs is /usr/local/bin/gs
>>>
>>>
>>