[Mac OS X TeX] what is/was "Instant TeX" ?

Troy Goodson Troy.D.Goodson at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon May 7 16:01:59 EDT 2001

At 2:18 PM -0400 5/7/01, William Adams wrote:
>Troy Goodson wrote
>>  Every once in a while I hear about "Instant TeX" that, I think,
>>  is/was available for NeXT.  Can someone describe "Instant TeX"?  Was
>>  it something like LyX <http://www.LyX.org/> or TeXmacs
>>  <http://www.TeXmacs.org/> ?
>InstantTeX is more like a component-based Textures, but able to access
>NeXTstep's Display PostScript. Type TeX code in Texedit.app, re-TeX it
>and watch it appear in TeXView.app
>It also has a wonderful equation/symbol input palette with an optional
>draw-to-input area which worked great for symbols one didn't know the
>name of if one was good with a mouse (I used it with a Wacom ArtZ
>graphics tablet myself)
>There is also Bibliography.app which allowed the input of citations 
>via Services.

That sounds kinda like TeXShop 
<http://www.uoregon.edu/~koch/texshop/texshop.html>.  I've been using 
TeXShop to learn LaTeX and I like it, but I'd also like to have the 
other stuff you've described.

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