[OS X TeX] "Texify"?
Gary L. Gray
gray at engr.psu.edu
Fri Sep 30 12:00:39 EDT 2005
On Sep 30, 2005, at 11:47 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Sep 30, 2005, at 2:38 AM, Joachim Kock wrote:
>>> Is there a command on TeXShop which automatically executes the
>>> sequence: latex + bibtex + latex + latex?
>> Alpha offers some alternative approaches:
>> One is to turn AutoNextAction on (in the tetexComm prefs pane). Then
>> automatically the exact required sequence of tex runs and bibtex
>> runs will
>> be executed (not just some fixed sequence long enough to cover
>> most cases).
>> This works by scanning the log file (this takes less than 0.1
>> certainly this file contains the exact instructions on what needs
>> to be
>> done next, e.g. labels-may-have-changed --> run-tex-again or
>> Citation-foo-undefined --> run-bibtex.
>> If AutoNextAction is turned off, this does not happen
>> automatically, but
>> still the log scanning takes place, and it will automatically bind
>> space key to NextAction, so that you can just sit and press the
>> space bar
>> without having to think. (After an error-free tex run, NextAction
>> is of
>> course View.)
>> Finally, during a tex run you can always press 't' or 'b' to
>> enforce a
>> repeated tex run or a bibtex run. (This feature was copied from
> Now that's NICE! I just can't get through the documentation to find
> this sort of thing. I guess I need (1)a general introduction to
> Alpha's conceptual vision of a document and document handling, (2)
> the list and logical organization of the command/keyboard use, (3)
> the seemingly wonderful (La)TeX support and (1) and (2)
> specifically for that support and finally (4)a reasonable list of
> ways to customize the behavior and ``look'' of Alpha. I know I used
> Emacs and other Emacs clones for a long time, a very long time ago,
> but the Mac has spoiled me.
This is the way I have always felt about Alpha. It looks amazing and
it tempts me with really cool features when I am able to discover
them, but I have never found the time to get through the documentation.
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