[OS X TeX] Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest #1631 - 02/01/06

Luis Sequeira lfsequeira at fc.ul.pt
Thu Feb 2 05:32:42 EST 2006

On Feb 2, 2006, at 1:00 AM, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List wrote:

>> On Jan 30, 2006, at 1:00 AM, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List wrote:
>>> To get started I use the ``Find Next/Previous "Tab"'' macros along
>>> with the Command completion with the • ``Tabs''. I've added another
>>> one that has the Delete line enabled too. Then comes the ``Delete
>> I am intrigued by what you call Command completion with the •
>> ``Tabs''.
>> How does this work? This reminds me of very useful functionaltity
>> that I used in Alpha years ago.
>> Could you explain (and sorry if I'm asking something too obvious)?
>> Luis Sequeira
> Howdy,
> TeXShop has a Command Completion mechanism that allows for simple
> completions as well as abbreviations. You write partial commands or
> abbreviations, press the ESC key and completions/substitutions are
> made based on the contents of a CommandCompletion.txt file (~/Library/
> TeXShop/CommandCompletion/CommandCompletion.txt). This can be edited
> via the Format->Completion->Open Completion File... menu command.
> A while back I created a CommandCompletion.txt file which contained a
> bunch of common commands with • (bullet) placeholders for skipping
> from one argument to another. I also included a couple of Applescript
> macros for jumping forward/backward to the placeholders. You can pick
> up the latest version of the necessary files as CommandCompletion.zip
> from my download site, <http://homepage.mac.com/herbs2/>.
> One thing to note: the CommandCompletion.txt and
> RCommandCompletion.txt files are UTF-8 since that is what TeXShop
> uses for those files. The Applescript.txt file is MacOSRoman; the
> latest version of TeXShop seems to ``know'' this so trying to open it
> with TeXShop defaulting to, e.g., UTF-8, gives and error message and
> uses MacOSRoman to open it---neat!
> Installation directions and hints are included in that package.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)

Many thanks! I'm downloading it now. It seems something that I'll  
want to keep and may increase my productivity a lot.

Luis Sequeira

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