[Mac OS X TeX] BBEdit plug-ins for teTeX

James Owen jhgowen at mac.com
Tue Nov 13 22:53:38 EST 2001

On Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at 12:26  pm, Tom Kiffe wrote:

> I have created three BBEdit and BBEdit Lite plug-ins that allow you to 
> issue commands from BBEdit to typeset a file with pdftex and preview it 
> with Acrobat Reader. These plug-ins give BBEdit much of the 
> functionality of TeXShop combined with a much more sophisticated editor.

I certainly use BBEdit a lot. This seems like a good idea in general.

> The plug-ins work as follows. Open a tex document in BBEdit. After 
> editing the file go to BBEdit's Tool Menu and select pdflatex if your 
> document uses the latex format or pdftex if your document uses the 
> plain format. The plug-in opens a Terminal window, changes directory to 
> the directory containing your tex source file and issues the command to 
> run either pdflatex or pdftex on your source file. When processing is 
> finished and you have checked the Terminal output for possible errors, 
> hit command-w to close the Terminal window and return to BBEdit. Now 
> choose Reader from BBEdit's Tool Menu and the plug-in will launch 
> Acrobat Reader 5.0 and have it display the pdf file just created.

The pdf generation worked fine, but the reader tool failed to run 
Acrobat Reader, even though it was open at the time. The pdf looks fine 
when viewed in Acrobat manually however.

I would certainly be interested in other plugins of this sort.


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