[OS X TeX] Wish list

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sat Feb 12 18:12:28 EST 2005

On 12 feb 2005, at 21:20, Herb Schulz wrote:

> On 2/12/05 1:41 PM, "Alexandre Enkerli" <aenkerli at indiana.edu> wrote:
>> Personally, a keyboard shortcut for, say, \textbf{} (cmd-b would be
>> nice) and \emph{} (cmd-i?) would be much more help than the panel...
>> By any chance, is this there already? It seems so obvious...
> Well, you can do something like this simply. Make a macro with the name
> Boldface, have its contents be \textbf{#SEL##INS#} and assign it to
> Opt-Cmd-b and similar for Emphasis or Italic. Sorry, can't change the 
> Cmd-B
> directly. I think you could in iTeXMac or maybe that is already done 
> there.

You can, but it requires mucking about in Interface Builder. If the 
of TeXShop and iTeXMac would be so kind and unassign these keyboard 
for use in macros (instead of the rather useless italic and bold), that 
be nice.

I agree with the other comments, that bold should not be a command,  
but it
should be tied to the logical markup you want to achieve. I don't mind 
and \emph{#SEL##INS#}, but I would object to cmd-i \textit{#SEL##INS#}, 
though it is more in line with other applications (but that is why I 
use other applications in the first place).


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