[OS X TeX] LaTeXiT 1.3 released

Pierre Chatelier pierre.chatelier at club-internet.fr
Fri Jul 22 07:56:29 EDT 2005

> The Finder has the option to replace, for each window, each  
> document icon by the preview of the document content (using the  
> Presentation Options wheel-like icon in the window toolbar, and you  
> have the option to make it effective for either the current window  
> or all windows). Given that, I think it would make more sense to  
> use either the standard PDF icon for each saved equation, or a  
> custom LaTeXiT icon (my preferred solution); should the user prefer  
> a content view as icon, then she would always have the possibility  
> of getting it using the Finder.

The problem is that the standard PDF icon is not very informative  
about the content. Usually, LaTeXiT will be used for small equations,  
so I think it is rather useful to have a thumbnail or something like  
that. That's what I like for my personal use.
Moreover, I disagree with using a special LaTeXiT icon, since the  
files remain mere PDF, EPS TIFF PNG or JPEG. There is no need to add  
confusion with the icon, that would pretend, if it was a special one,  
that it is not a standard file. For instance : if I e-mail a PDF file  
produced by LaTeXiT to somebody that do not know that app, he won't  
uderstand what the file icon is.

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