[OS X TeX] kind of TeXShop for Windows ?

Alan T Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Sun Oct 31 21:34:13 EST 2004

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.

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.


On 01/11/2004, at 7:56 AM, William F. Adams wrote:

> On Oct 30, 2004, at 11:01 AM, Steffen Wolfrum wrote:
>> although I have ever been a happy Mac user (and will probably ever be)
>> sometimes I have to work TeX-files also under WindowsXP.
>> Is there something comparable to TeXShop under Windows?
>> Most important to me would be
>> - the wonderful magnifier!
> This you get in most of the dvi viewers
>> - the comfortable automatic refreshment!
> I think that happens w/ the dvi viewers as well (haven't ever run a 
> Windows system which was quick enough for it to matter).
> The problem is, it's a .dvi, you have to install extra things to view 
> (say) .eps graphics, and it's not pdftex.
> Bakoma TeX seems potentially the closest, but it's a time-limited demo 
> one has to license. Or of course there's Scientific Workplace &c.
> There is a recent setup called protext which TUG is looking for 
> testers for --- it uses texnic center and seems decent enough.
> Using LyX seems the best alternative to my mind... the free QT version 
> for Windows runs pretty much like a Windows app.
> William

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