# lyx-users Digest, Vol 58, Issue 8

David Chan david.c.chan at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 17:27:16 UTC 2020

>
> > Thanks very much Baris for your thoughts!
> >
> > I tried compiling the document in my LaTeX installation (TeXShop). When I
> > typeset the file with `pdflatexmk`, it compiles fine. When I compile it
> > with Plain TeX, it compiles incorrectly, although it looks different than
> > the problematic output from LyX.
> >
> > Yes, I have reconfigured LyX whenever updating in the TeX Live Utility or
> > installing a new version of MacTeX. This doesn't seem to matter.
> >
> > Can you tell me more about how to add PDF (pdflatex) to Preferences by
> > myself? I'm sure that would do the trick. As I mentioned, when I manually
> > use pdflatex from Document > View (Other Formats), it works fine. The
> only
> > problem is that I cannot get pdflatex to appear in the dropdown in
> > Preferences in order to make it my default.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Dave
>
>         \default_view_format pdf2
> to file 'preferences'
>
>         Kornel
>

Thanks very much Kornel!

I have found the file `preferences.txt` in Library > Application Support >
LyX-2.3, and I have added that line to it. I then reconfigured LyX.
However, when I look in Preferences > File Handling > File Formats, I still
can't find pdflatex.

Thanks,
Dave
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