# [OS X TeX] LaTeXiT 1.2 beta

Pierre Chatelier pierre.chatelier at club-internet.fr
Sat Jul 2 16:43:38 EDT 2005

> The first solution does seem to be the most natural.
Yes, let's be simple for the first time. LaTeXiT will certainly
evolve in the future, so this feature may be implemented later, if a
satisfying way to interface it is used.

Pierre

>>> 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 \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 app.
>
>
>>
>> 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.
>
> Aaron
>
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