[OS X TeX] TeXshop --> Alpha

Burkhard Schmidt bs at cpfs.mpg.de
Fri Oct 18 08:11:25 EDT 2002

Am Freitag, 18.10.02 um 12:36 Uhr schrieb Adrian Heathcote:

> Maybe, but Alpha can Save As unix format.

That's true, indeed. Alpha can save text with line endings in any of 
the three Mac OS, UNIX, and Windows formats. But: In contrast to Alpha, 
TeXShop doesn't care at all about line endings already present in a 
text file: TeXShop _always_ inserts UNIX line endings (LF), ignoring 
the possible presence of CR (Mac) or CRLF (Windows, to be incompatible 
with both) characters.

So, if you edit a file first using Alpha, save it as Macintosh text, 
and edit the same file with TeXShop afterwards, Alpha becomes confused 
upon opening the file again because of the presence of both LF and CR 

Summary and answer to the original question: If you want to have more 
than the very basic features the built-in TeXShop text editor has, 
don't use it at all, use Alpha exclusively instead. (Put a check next 
to "External Editor" in the TeXShop preferences dialog.) As far as I 
know, the teTeX binaries don't have problems typesetting Macintosh text 
files, so there's no need to save text using UNIX line endings.

Regards, Burkhard.

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