[OS X TeX] LaTeXiT 1.2 beta

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Sat Jul 2 16:38:58 EDT 2005

On Jul 2, 2005, at 4:13 PM, Pierre Chatelier wrote:

>> Sorry, I should have provided an example to make my request more 
>> clear.  So for example, lets say I enter an equation in LaTeXiT and 
>> add it to the library and name it myequ.  My request would then allow 
>> me to click and drag the equation icon from the library into TexShop, 
>> for example, and get one of the following pasted into my document: 
>> \ref{equ:myequ}, \label{equ:myequ}, $equ source$, or 
>> \begin{equation}\label{equ:myequ}equ source\end{equation}.  The 
>> content of pasted text would somewhow  be controlled within LaTeXiT.
> Ok, I understood, now. I have a solution for you, let's talk about it :
> My idea is that, if you drag'n drop an equation *from the library*, 
> and drop it in an textfield *that cannot display images* (like a 
> TeXShop document), the data provided by the pasteboard would be the 
> label of the equation. So, this label would appear at the drag 
> destination. Exactly what you want ?
> But it would work only if you drag from the library, since only 
> library items have a label.

Yes, this is what I want.  The only other frill would be to encapsulate 
the string label in some LaTeX code, but I'll take what I can get!  
This is the kind of thing that BibDesk does that makes it such a great 

> The problem is that it will be difficult to make it well-documented. 
> Moreover, this trick will fail if you drop in textfields that support 
> images, since most of the time the image in the pasteboard will be 
> preferred by the receiver. So, there is a solution (not very handy), 
> that is to set a new export-type (in the preferences of the app). In 
> addition to PDF, EPS, TIFF... there would be "string label". (It is 
> even affordable to add a checkbox that would encapsulate this label in 
> a "\ref{...}"
> My opinion would be to keep the very first solution, since the last 
> one is not very handy in fact.
> What do you think about that ?

The first solution does seem to be the most natural.


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