[OS X TeX] Suggestion for TeXShop

S P Suresh spsuresh at cmi.ac.in
Tue Feb 27 08:56:56 EST 2007

On 27-Feb-07, at 27 Feb,7:06 , Ralph Martin wrote:

> On 27 Feb 2007, at 10:41:34AM, S P Suresh wrote:
>> On 27-Feb-07, at 27 Feb,2:53 , Ralph Martin wrote:
>>> Often, TeX warnings can be quite significant things that really  
>>> do need fixing up (e.g. overfull hboxes), and this facility would  
>>> make it easier to find and fix such problems.
>> In this case, is PDF synchronization not help enough? Because  
>> anyway, one has to make a pass looking for bad breaks, and would  
>> usually be able to spot all but the minutest of overfull hboxes.

> Well, that can be very hard to spot on a page which ONLY has maths  
> on it for example.
> But the real point was this was just an example.


I see your point. I guess I was just idly questioning in my last  
mail. Many a time with my papers, I have made a final pass going  
through the log file, fixing the minutest of overfull hboxes. And I  
am sure what you suggest would be a big help. Since warnings do not  
command your attention like errors do, people might not always feel  
like going through a log file tracking all warnings. There is more:  
this is usually the stage when you are really doing visual formatting  
rather than any logical markup, so you might want to typeset after  
every change you make. I am sure there are many people more  
knowledgeable than I, who will have things to say on how best to help  
in this situation.


S P Suresh
Chennai Mathematical Institute

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