[OS X TeX] kind of TeXShop for Windows ?
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Mon Nov 1 09:02:22 EST 2004
On Oct 31, 2004, at 9:34 PM, Alan T Litchfield wrote:
> I happily use WinShell and the standard install from last year's TUG
> installation. While it is lacking in a number of the GUI type features
> that come with the pay per use software, it also has a very simple
> macro building dialog, so any macros I use repetitively can be set up
> with a key stroke.
> Updating the preview is as simple as hitting F5, viewing a preview is
> F7, updating bibliography references is F6, and so on.
Good to hear. Need to look into that sort of thing.
> As already mentioned, there is a big difference between LyX and LaTeX.
> As for installing ``extra things''. Not sure what that means, one can
> declare whichever packages one wants, for example graphicx.
I meant that one has to install things like ImageMagick and GhostScript
to get previews for graphics referenced in a .dvi file when viewing it.
> That is still a very limited description. What does it do? Is it the
> MikTeX package manager, adapted to work on a TeXLive install?
No. It's an install wrapper for MikTeX, Texniccenter and a couple of
other things targeted at new users.
Siep had added:
> Scientific Workplace and LyX are quasi-wysiwyg editors which use
> a subset of LaTeX as fileformat, but don't support general LaTeX.
Correct. I didn't mean to imply that they were equivalents, but rather
alternative methods to consider for want of a 1:1 correspondence w/ a
TeXshop for Windows.
William Adams, publishing specialist
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