CMacTeX is an integrated suite of programs for implementing TeX on Macintosh OS X and Classic OS. It can be configured to work in an integrated fashion with the popular Macintosh editors BBEdit, TextWrangler, and Alpha. It is compatible with the version of TeX found on most Unix systems and is based on the 2008 TeXLive distribution.

OS X version of CMacTeX 4.5

TeX (cmactex45.dmg.zip, 40 MB) This archive contains everything included with CMacTeX except MacGhostView. Two sets of programs are included. The universal binaries run natively on either PowerPC or Intel Macs with OS X 10.4 or later. The PowerPC binaries run under OS X 10.2 through 10.6.

Classic version of CMacTeX 4.5

Classic TeX (cmactex45.sit.bin, 48 MB) This archive contains everything included with CMacTeX except MacGhostView. The binaries in this download are classic binaries and run under OS 7.5 through 9.2. Included in this download are MPW tools for running TeX inside the Macintosh Programmer's Workshop. This version also runs under emulation with SheepShaver.

User Guide

The User's Guide to CMacTeX 4.5 contains all the information you need to install and run CMacTeX. Please read it.

To complete the installation of CMacTeX, go to the MacGhostview web page and download MacGhostView 5.1. Users of the classic version of CMacTeX should download MacGhostView 3.2.


Last updated: December 2014