When I use Latex > Preview Document in Eclipse (with TeXlipse and MacTex installed), nothing happens, despite being able to run latex or pdflatex in commandline to build a perfectly functional PDF that I can open in Preview. Nothing at all from Eclipse: no .aux or .pdf file (in either my $HOME directory or project directory), Preview doesn't open, and no error messages.

Anyone have a thought as to why Eclipse won't build the document?

I'm running Eclipse version in Mac OSX 10.10.2 (Yosemite). My Eclipse preferences for TeXlipse are set up so all the programs in Builder Settings are "Latex program (/usr/local/texlive/2014/bin/x86_64-darwin/latex)" and so on. I have the Viewer Settings set up with the top option using "Viewer command: /usr/bin/open" and "Viewer arguments: %file" with PDF format, which should work to open the file in Preview by default.


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Aha! I figured it out. I had set everything up correctly above, but my test project was set up with "dvi" as the output format instead of "pdf."

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