[OS X TeX] Gems from Japan: RPN2TeX and AutoTeX

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Mon May 17 14:40:36 EDT 2004

I see that your English is infinititely better than my Japanese which is
absolute zero. Of course my German has become a ghost, my French isn't
too bad and my Italien almost fair but I like your English a lot.

I agree with Michael Hope as I have no idea what "modifying Path setting
in a Preference window" means. This is not part of my universe.

Even what Ramon M. Figueroa-Centeno wrote:


makes zero sense to me. Could please someone take me by the hand, very
gently, and tell me what to do? Please!

I think that a panel should be /in addition/ to the "menu-selecting
interface" rather than /in place of/. Some people prefer one to the
other, and sometimes not globally but according to circumstamces.
Ideally, in the preference window, a user might be given the choices:

    menu selection on/off
    panel selection on/off
    keyboard commands on/off

As for the "blue" this had nothing to do with RPN2LaTex but, since I was
in the wish list mode, the reiteration of a wish, namely that in
TeXshop, one might make the line commands―appearing in blue―invisible at
the hit of a toggle switch.

In any case, this is a very, very nice gift to the rest of us, the TeX

Long live TeX.


MAEDA Wataru wrote:

> On 2004/05/17, at 10:34 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> Of course the live previewer did not work for this Install-Idiot
>> (I-I) and this is where I am asking for help:
>> How, if at all possible, do I make the preview work with the Gerben
>> Wierda installed TeXshop?
> To make the preview image, you should modify Path settings in a
> Preference window.
> Did you try the way below?
> Ramon M. Figueroa-Centeno wrote:
>> The paths in the preferences of both programs must be changed to
>> reflect your LaTeX installation, in my case Gerben Wierda's. For
>> example, for RPN2TeX both my paths are
>> “/usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin6.8/”. You must know the
>> basics of using TeX et al., from the terminal.
>> It would be even nicer if, in addition to the menu commands, it had a
>> panel like TeXshop's Latex and Matris panels.
> I think so, too. A menu-selecting interface was not good. I will improve.
>> Which raises the more general question, at least in my mind. Why
>> aren'there keyboard commands for at least the most common commands in
>> the Latex panel?
> I forgot to support some symbols like \propto. If you find them,
> please notify me.
> And,
> I didn't think over the case using this version of RPN2TeX with
> amsmath or amssymb.
> If you want to use symbols like \nless, please add "\usepackage
> {amssymb}" to Preamble in a Preference window and type "\nless" in
> the input field.
>> And, to return, might there eventually be a "switch" whereby the
>> "blue" in the tex window could be made invisible?
> Sorry, I can't understand.
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