[OS X TeX] I'm done with TeXShop as my main editor

Christopher Menzel cmenzel at tamu.edu
Thu Dec 7 11:52:14 EST 2006

On Dec 7, 2006, at 4:25 AM, Matthieu Masquelet wrote:
> Oops I guess I was being too hasty, I thought this was what it was
> doing but yes, maybe I was indeed closing the pdf in between... But
> even if you close it, it does open again at the previous location you
> were looking at when you closed it. So I guess my happiness needs to
> be tamed down a little bit, I need to add a command-W and a shift-tab
> to my routine every time I save.

That's not really necessary.  You can set both TeXShop an TeXniscope  
so they watch your pdf document for changes every second or so and  
automatically refresh when I change is detected.  I use TeXniscope  
with the "Auto Refresh" option set (in TeXShop it's Prefs -> Preview - 
 > Automatic Preview Update), so if I run "atchange foo.tex pdflatex - 
interaction=nonstopmode foo.tex", TeXniscope will show my updated  
document immediately upon saving it.  As it happens, you get pretty  
much the effect of atchange by using Emacs+auctex, which I find  
preferable because your are notified of LaTeX errors in your source  
file and can jump to them immediately -- but the ability to refresh  
automatically is of course indispensable either way.  (A further  
advantage of TeXniscope over Preview.app (and, I *think*, TeXShop) is  
that it doesn't steal the focus when it updates.)

Chris Menzel

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