[OS X TeX] Fine tuning "captions"

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Jan 25 02:41:46 EST 2005

Le 24 janv. 05, à 20:58, Maarten Sneep a écrit :

> On 24 jan 2005, at 20:06, Denis Chabot wrote:
>> I have two documents that look identical in every detail as for the 
>> preamble and the way tables are constructed.
>> Yet one says "Table 1: Here is the caption." whereas the other says 
>> "Tab. 1 - Here is the caption."
>> I can't figure out how to control the beginning of the caption, Table 
>> vs Tab, punctuation, etc.
>> Both were obtained with the article class.
> Possibly a difference with the option to Babel. If you have BBEdit, 
> you might want to perform a "diff" on the two preambles, to see all 
> differences, this might highlight the problem (is diff also built into 
> TextWrangler?). Without actually seeing any preamble, the above is a 
> mere educated guess, hope it helps.

As an alternative to BBEdit's "Find Differences..." menu item, you have 
the FileMerge application 
(/Developer/Applications/Utilities/FileMerge.app, also available in the 
Finder as a Service) included on Apple's XCode or Developer Tools CD. 
XCode can be downloaded for free from the ADC site (free registration 
required); it's a 372.4 MB download.

In my experience, though, FileMerge appears less reliable than BBEdit's 
"Find Differences...": an interface a bit less intuitive, and sometimes 
FileMerge highlights big chunks of text as differing from each other, 
whereas BBEdit is able to indicate precisely the small bits that are 

Bruno Voisin

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