[OS X TeX] Nobody knows
will at mecheng.adelaide.edu.au
Tue Mar 23 06:09:16 EST 2004
Jérôme Laurens wrote:
> Le 23 mars 04, à 10:13, Will Robertson a écrit :
>> I just noticed Maarten's post on comp.text.tex involving a bash
shell script to run LaTeX as many times as necessary to get things right
with figure numbers et al.
>> Considering TeXShop is all about making Mac the most simple and
pleasant way of writing LaTeX, why hasn't such a script been implemented?
> You mean why this script is not shipped as one of the defaults?
> Maybe one day...
I mean that as soon as you load up TeXShop and look for the button to
run your file through latex, you should find a button that actually
calls a script that runs latex, etc, as many times as it needs. Et
voila! Your document is completely typeset.
As a newbie, I remember finding to process of many latex runs a hassle,
but you learn to deal with it as time goes by.
>> I suppose alternatively, I could ask "Why doesn't everyone use
iTeXMac?" or "Why doesn't everyone write ConTeXt?".
> You forgot,
> "Why does not everyone use Mac?"
> "Why does not everyone speak french?"
Everyone wants to learn eventually.
> "Why does not everyone like cheese?"
Lactose intolerant. Don't like mold. Everyone else like it.
>> To conclude my post of questions no-one will answer (don't use this
sentence as an excuse, though)---has anything been done by anyone on
using folder packages to represent TeX documents with a single file?
> A discussion started in the TeX Wrapper list. Only Gerben and I
contributed. Gerben decided to close the discussion because the audience
was really too small (we were only 3 or 4) but the archive is available
through google I think.
If it is, I'm not looking hard enough. No worries.
> I am currently working hard on that matter on my own and will present
something concrete on that subject at TUG 2004. I hope I will find at
TUG 2004 people who help in making final decisions concerning TeX Wrappers.
Sounds wonderful. I'd really like to help out such things as much as I
can, but time is too pressing for me to do so, beyond actual program
If you can't find anyone to make the final decisions, just ask us
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