Installing tufte-latex 2 on OS X 10.5

November 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Bugfixes

The tufte-latex package is a template implementing the tufte book style on latex. When I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.5 my old teTex configuration became obsolete. I replaced it with the newest MacTex 2008 package including TexLive 2008. As a GUI I chose to continue using the TexShop application, which I have gotten used to in my previous work.

Unfortunately the tufte-latex templates did not work initially in this configuration, which was kind of a mystery to me at the beginning, since the TexLive distribution included all required packages for tufte-latex. After a quick search I came across a discussion thread on the tufte-latex problem on 10.5 that got me in the right direction.

What I have done to make it work is as follows:

  • Open up tufte-handout.cls in a text editor.
  • Swap lines 294 and 295, so that it becomes:


  • Typeset tufte-handout.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Andreas Loeffler  Oct 22, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Has anyone contacted you on behalf of that problem? There is a discussion on the tufte-latex-group on the same problem but they did not come up with any solution ( I still get error-messages about \smallcaps undefined and will try to find a minimal example producing that error. The strange thing is that this only happens with texlive2008 but not with miktex 2.7.

  • 2 Andreas Loeffler  Oct 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    OK, the bug is solved in tufte-latex 3.0.0 (which was not in Texlive2008, even after updating)…

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