Editors: Advantages and disadvantages (Was: [OS X TeX] encoding and special characters in TexShop)
spence at saar.de
Sun Sep 17 13:37:09 EDT 2006
On 17 Sep 2006, at 18:39 , Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Sep 17, 2006, at 11:12 AM, Robert Spence wrote:
>> 1) TeXShop as an editor:
>> --disadvantage: scrolling while marking long passages of text is
>> very slow on my system (or can that perhaps be customized?); it
>> almost certainly wasn't intended to be a super-powerful editor in
>> the first place, though.
> For long passages it is usually best to place the cursor (insertion
> point? ;-)) at the beginning of the passage, scrolling to bottom of
> the passage and Shift-Click to get all the text between the two
> points selected.
Thanks for the tip! I'm already practising the new motor routines!
> You can also get (some) of the functionality of Emacs into any
> editor that uses the NSTextView Cocoa Framework (e.g., Mail and
> TeXShop) by using a DefaultKeyBinding.dict file in ~/Library/
> KeyBindings/. I've got it set up so Ctl-X Space sets ``the mark,''
> Ctl-X Ctl-M selects between the insertion point and the mark and
> Ctl-X Ctl-X swaps the insertion point and mark (very handy when
> looking at different sections of the source).
> You can get that and some other, TeXShop specific, customizations/
> additions in the TeXShopKit.zip file at <http://homepage.mac.com/
Thanks for this as well!
This definitely tips the balance somewhat in favour of doing
everything directly in TeXShop...
-- Rob Spence
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