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Mac user here. I'm getting too many files whenever I compile a latex document, and so often each time a make a new file I have to make a folder with the same name to put all of the .pdf, .tex, .aux, etc files in just to clear up the finder.

I would prefer it if there were a setting in Texmaker that would automatically place all of the files into a folder with the document name, so that I don't always have to manually do so. Does anyone know of such a setting or other option?

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. – Seamus Jul 2 '16 at 11:38
  • I don't want to stop it putting the files there, I know what they're necessary for, I just want everything to be put in a folder so my documents folder doesn't get so congested. – Nethesis Jul 2 '16 at 11:39
  • That answers to that question will still solve your issue. – Seamus Jul 2 '16 at 11:40
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Normally (that's the way it works under Windows), the Options > Configure menu, TeX commandstab lets you decide if TeXmaker will put all output files in a build subdirectory:

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  • When I do this it throws several 'log file not found's at me. – Nethesis Jul 2 '16 at 12:11
  • Is MacTeX configured for search in subdirectories? – Bernard Jul 2 '16 at 13:19
  • @Bernard I have the same issue. How to configure MacTex to search in subdirectories? – Passe Jul 1 '18 at 16:11

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