[OS X TeX] BBEdit and TeXShop - pointers?

Martin Stokhof M.J.B.Stokhof at uva.nl
Thu Mar 3 05:19:39 EST 2005

On 3 Mar, 2005, at 10:13, Johan Almqvist wrote:

> Hej
> I'm new to the list and should maybe give you a short intro. I've been 
> using LaTeX on and off since 1997 (mostly on Linux) and Macs since 
> 1989. I'm now starting to write my master's thesis and decided I'd do 
> that on my Mac using LaTeX.
> I have installed TeX from i-Package (2005/01/02 22:45:28) and TeXShop 
> (1.35 (v1.35e)) and am considering buying BBEdit (Alpha X is another 
> alternative [dismissed because it can't do utf8; I need that for 
> Swedish, Norwegian, French and German stuff I write]).
> I was very disappointed to see that the LaTeX support in BBEdit sucks 
> - compared to what BBEdit has for HTML editing and Web publishing... 
> The plugins on the Bare Bones website are from the previous 
> millenium...
> Also, I tried to hack up some AppleScript (quickly) myself, but that 
> didn't work either: TeXShop either gives an error message 
> (NSCannotCreateSciptCommandError) or simply doesn't do anything at 
> all.
> I have searched the web for two days now (instead of writing my 
> thesis) and haven't come up with anything really relevant. Have I 
> missed anything? Or do I really need to start writing my own BBEdit 
> plugin (instead of writing my thesis)?
> Thanks in advance for any pointers...
> -Johan

You want to take a look at Maarten Sneep's BBEdit scripts: 


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