I'm using LaTeX to write a thesis for my University, and have to use a special premade document class (rtthesis). However, I can't find a way to install this document class. I've tried typesetting with both TexShop and Texpad (my usual choice of TeX editor), and both complain that the rtthesis.cls file can't be found.

I have moved all files relating to the class to ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/rtthesis/ and ran both mktexlsr and texhash, but neither helped. When typesetting, only this error is returned:

! LaTeX Error: File `rrthesis.cls' not found.

Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
or enter new name. (Default extension: cls)

Could someone provide me with information on what I've done wrong, or what else I can do to install a new document class on Mac?

closed as too localized by Mico, mafp, Alan Munn, barbara beeton, Marco Daniel May 14 '13 at 14:54

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    Welcome to TeX.SE! You seem to have a typo in the \documentclass directive: The error message states that TeX can't find the file named rrthesis.cls -- which is as it should be because -- inferring from your write-up -- the file in question is named rtthesis.cls. – Mico Apr 14 '13 at 9:37
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    There is no need of running mktexlsr (which is just the same script as texhash) when you add something in the "personal tree" (that is, under ~/Library/texmf). As Mico said, check the name of the class. – egreg Apr 14 '13 at 9:57

Have you tried to put the rtthesis.clyin the folder that contains your file tex?

It's what I do for the theme of my university... You'll just have to do that with every doc that you write with this theme...

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