[OS X TeX] A question from a new member

Frederic Andres lillumultipass at yahoo.fr
Mon Oct 16 09:27:14 EDT 2006

Thanks!

Texshop looks great indeed!
And how does it compare to Aquamacs?
I know Emacs is a very powerful editor, but it certainly looks a little
dry at first sight...

Herbert Schulz a écrit :
>
> On Oct 16, 2006, at 7:25 AM, Frederic Andres wrote:
>
>> Hi to all!
>>
>> My name is Frederic and I have just switched to MacOS, and I am rather
>>
>> I am a PhD student in Economics and as such, I typeset with LaTeX, and
>> I used to use Winedt under Windows. For the moment, I still use it on
>> my iMac under Windows via Parallels. Eventually, I would like to be
>> able to typeset directly on the Mac. Here are the stuf I would like to
>> be able to do:
>>
>> 1. I like seeing the structure of my document in order to be able to
>> easily switch between sections for instance. I have tried ITexMacs,
>> but I don't see this feature. But it is present in Texmaker.
>>
>
> Howdy,
>
> TeXShop will automatically add \section, \subsection, etc. items to a
> tag list in a drop down menu. You can manually add other tags to the
> list. Don't know if this satisfies your needs.
>
>> 2. I always compile using PDF, but under Texmaker for instance, it
>> does not recall the last position of the pdf, and it also does not
>> display my graphics, whereas it does under iTexMac.
>>
>
> TeXShop will take you back to the same page. There is a small bug that
> shifts displayed page breaks upward slightly with each compile under
> certain circumstances but it isn't that annoying.
>
>> 3.in-line spellchecking if possible, since I write in english, and it
>> is not my native language;
>>
>
> As with other Cocoa editors, using CocoAspell will give you this feature
> and it also knows'' about LaTeX (and the list is extensible).
>
>> 4. shortcuts for greek letters, like Alt+G+A for alpha...
>>
>
> If you use an available Command Completion file you can generate Greek
> letter by using, e.g., \xa and then Esc to get \alpha, \xcg and then Esc
> for \Gamma and \xvth for \vartheta. It also has shortcuts for common
> environments and again is extensible.
>
>> 5. if possible, shortcuts for things like bold, emphasize...
>>
>
> Write a macro that does it and assign a keyboard shortcut to it. Right
> now the usual shortcuts, Cmd-I and Cmd-B, can't be reassigned easily but
> others work.
>
>> Is there an editor that would allow me to do all that? My first tries
>> with texmaker or iTexmac were unsuccessful...
>>
>> Thanks for the help!
>>
>> Frederic
>
> It also allows you to jump from the pdf file to a pretty close location
> in the source file and the other way without any special package
> inclusion. You can also write custom engine files if you need special
> processing.
>
> I'd try it and see if it works for you. Feel free to ask questions about
> its usage here. I wouldn't say it's perfect but I keep learning more and
> have been amazed at how some of the built-in features allows you to do
> some neat things.
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)
>
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