[OS X TeX] Palm/Mac Latex editor

Michael Murray mmurray at maths.adelaide.edu.au
Sun Nov 28 03:39:09 EST 2004

>Hello all:
>I'd like to at least view (but hopefully also 
>make minor edits) to latex source files on my 
>Palm *and* have them synched with my Mac.  I've 
>done a bit a research (ok... just googling) but 
>I'm so "green" I'm sure I'm just missing the 
>So far whenever I try to synch a latex file to 
>my palm it complains that an application isn't 
>installed to read it.  Any help would be 
>Many thanks,
>José A. Muñiz

Hi Jose

What kind of Palm are you using and how are you doing the sync ?

Some options I think are:

(1) Saving the files in Palm Desktop as a Memo (however there is a fairly
tight restriction on the size of Memo's which I have forgotten but its small)

(2) Convert to `doc' format and edit using a doc editor like QED.  There are
converters for converting text to doc such as 
MacDocDD (Note doc format has nothing
to do with Microsoft Word -- its a format for reading texts.)

(3) Using DataViz Documents To Go which will let 
you edit on the Palm in an application which can 
deal with Word documents.  Have a look at 
www.dataviz.com. Documents To Go comes on some 
recent Palms.

(4) Possible macnotetaker might be useful


I think  given the size and CPU speed of a recent 
Palm versus that of say a 128k 1984 Mac one ought 
to be able to run tex on a palm.  Previewing 
might be tough but even a compiler which just 
checked the syntax would be useful.

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