[OS X TeX] LaTeXiT 1.2 beta

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Sat Jul 2 14:35:55 EDT 2005

I would like to first thank you for your hard work.  I know this sounds 
a bit ungrateful, but there are some "minor" features that I think 
could be added to make LaTeXiT a killer app.

I am currently writing my dissertation, which involves many equations 
and references.  It becomes quite confusing when I have to remember the 
labels I assigned to each equation or just to remember how an equation 
looks when there are several similar equations within the document.  It 
would make life much easier if I could put all of my equations in 
LaTeXiT and then when needed drag and drop either the LaTeX code, a 
random pre-formatted equation label or a pre-formatted reference to the 
random equation label.  With this functionality, one could have all of 
their equations in LaTeXiT and not have to keep track of the labels or 
references while editing a LaTeX document.  This is the type of 
functionality that BibDesk provides, which, to me, is a killer app.

On Jul 2, 2005, at 10:55 AM, Pierre Chatelier wrote:

> Hello,
> I am about to release a new version of LaTeXiT; I am waiting for MacOS 
> 10.4.2, that will fix a bug of 10.4.1 that I handle with a dirty 
> workaround. That's why in the documentation it is written that LaTeXiT 
> 1.2 will be compatible only with 10.4.2 at least. That is untrue for 
> this beta, but it will be in the future. This beta only requires 10.4
> I also wait some time to increase the chances to find and squash bugs. 
> If you feel like to help, you can download the beta to test it and 
> report bugs; such help is greatly appreciated !
> The download URL is : 
> http://ktd.club.fr/programmation/fichiers/LaTeXiT-beta.dmg
> LaTeXiT is a tool similar to LaTeX Equation Editor, in the sense that 
> it allows to quickly typeset a latex equation and drag'n drop it in 
> another application.
> Its main feature that make it useful are:
> -a smart error manager
> -automatic history
> -a library to store the equation you use very often
> -LaTeXiT can be called as an application service to transform text 
> into an image of the equation
> -LinkBack support (an equation dropped from LaTeXiT in an application 
> supporting LinkBack can be reopen and modified; see the readme for 
> more info)
> -now open source software (source code will be available with the 
> final 1.2 version)
> For those who have already used LaTeXiT, here are the "what's new"
> v 1.2
> - the software is now Tiger only (at least MacOS 10.4.2) ;
> - ready for Mac-Intel (compiled using UniversalBinary) ; but even if 
> the Intel version should not contain specific bugs, it could not be 
> tested anyway. So it is considered "experimental", and bug reports 
> (for those who own a Mac-Intel) are welcome ;
> - the software is now under the CeCILL license (open source, GPL 
> compatible) ;
> - improved speed ;
> - better LinkBack support (you can now "refresh" an equation dropped 
> into another application) ;
> - you can now repoen with LaTeXiT a PDF file created by it ;
> - you can now drop on the Finder items from the history or from the 
> library ;
> - the export format, by drag'n drop or through the service, is now 
> customizable ;
> - better application service configurability ;
> - the LaTeXiT service now tries to align the equation with the 
> surrounding text ;
> - the LaTeXiT service can now use the same color as the source text ;
> - you can now update a library item without deleting/recreating it ;
> - japanese users can now use the " ¥ " (yen) symbol instead of " \ " 
> (backslash) ;
> - updated palettes ;
> - corrected tooltips in the palette ;
> - the latexization can now be triggered with ⌘L or ⇧⌘L (to please 
> TeXShop users) ;
> - some minor bugs fixed.
> Thanks in advance
> Pierre Chatelier
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