# [OS X TeX] Macro Editor Bug in TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Aug 26 11:30:02 EDT 2006

On Aug 26, 2006, at 4:34 AM, delanoy at math.univ-lyon1.fr wrote:

>           Hello all,
>
>  when I started to use TeXShop I created a macro whose
> shortcut was Command+', that wrote the string
> "{\bf Proof:}  \hfill {Q. E. D.}\newline". I have used that
> shortcut for
> years
> without a problem. And now, all of a sudden, it doesn't work
> any more (it produces no output and no reaction in the menu or
> elsewhere generally).
>
>  What is especially surprising is that all the other shortcuts
> from the Macro Editor still work ( On my French iBook keyboard
> I use the second row of keys to make my macro shortcuts; thus
> I have shortcuts of the form Command+&, Command+é, etc ).
>
>  I did not install a newer version of TexShop recently,
> and the key ' alone works as usual. Any ideas ?
>
>
>                                        Ewan

Howdy,

I've got a Service (under Convert --- don't know where that came from
or when) that uses Cmd-' to do a conversion from smart quotes to
straight quotes. It Cmd-' to be more tightly bound to that than to
the Macros. I tend to use keyboard shortcuts that use two modifier
keys to avoid interference with other shortcuts for Macros; Cmd-Opt
or Cmd-Ctl modifiers in particular and maybe even the shift key too.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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