[OS X TeX] Searching in TeXniscope

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 03:03:20 EDT 2006

On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 23:29:19 +0200, Bruno Voisin <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:

> I think what Morten speaks about is, as TeXShop does, to use the search  
> facilities offered by PDFKit to perform search and extraction on the PDF  
> files used internally by TeXniscope, and all this from within and inside  
> TeXniscope.

Precisely. That was why I raised the issue with Massimiliano in the first  
place: I may not know much about coding in OS X but since the dvi is  
turned into pdf behind the scenes it shouldn't be too hard to add.

> As Morten, I consider TeXniscope a pretty good DVI viewer, superior to  
> TeXShop's previewer in some respects (for example you can split a PDF  
> view in several pieces, so that you can view several parts of a PDF  
> document simultaneously -- very useful for re-reading or editing a  
> document)

The automatic refresh is very useful as well. Besides, my editor of  
preference is Aquamacs (for a variety of reasons) in dvi mode so I don't  
have many other choices.

> and I regret that its development has halted.

Not exactly halted. During discussions on the TeX Live list, I mentioned  
its existence, someone claimed it was unmaintained to which the  
maintainer(!) said:

I continue to mantain TeXniscope. The site refers to the fact that
it only works on >10.3 (so not on 10.2). The current released version
is 0.3.4 which I admit is a bit old but no major bugs has been
discovered and it is quite OK for day to day use. I've "unofficially"
released a version 0.3.5 for which I provide only source files (major
code reorg+ small bugs removed). Somebody reported to me that it
compiles fine under Intel but due to imported libraries (and lack of
time from my side) I still do not have a Universal version.

If you are interested in the sources for 0.3.5  you can find them here:


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