[OS X TeX] Outlining ersatz

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Dec 28 17:48:45 EST 2004

On Dec 28, 2004, at 5:26 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> 4. Just to make sure, I understand from what you said that 
> "automating" my current way of "outlining" is hopeless but that, 
> should I split the book, it would be feasible. However, if I can 
> readily see that working on a particular chapter is easy,

It's not hopeless. You just need to find a Mac OS X editor which groks 
TeX and makes use of that for code folding --- does VIM do this?

Failing that, doesn't OmniGraffle have a LaTeX export option?

Worst case: Write the text in OmniGraffle, use one of the equation 
services to typeset small portions to see the equations &c. and then 
dump to text and massage for final formatting in TeXshop.

> I do not see how to change the order of the chapters—which is what my 
> "ersatz outliner" and my query were about—unless it means that I would 
> just have to rename the files?

No, just re-order things in the main file (and in the folder of aliases 
if you're bothering with that). TeX the compleat text three times after 
doing so to re-build all of the references.

> Also, I will indeed need to be able to move sections around and I 
> notice that you are using
> \input{sectionfoo}
> as opposed to
> \include{chapterfoo}

\include always makes a new page --- I believe it should also only be 
used at the top level to make LaTeX's management of the references 
feasible. \input is a TeX primitive and should probably only be used 
within a chapter file if using \include.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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