# [OS X TeX] Re: Save date-time, not Print date

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 00:36:45 EST 2007

Joachim Kock wrote:

>>Whenever I print a document, I get the PRINT date. Is it possible to get
>>
>>
>
>In Alpha you can do this by registering a save hook, so
>that whenever you press save, the current time is inserted
>into a special-purpose header field in the file which is at
>the same time a \def\lastModified statement for tex.
>
>I explained this on 2006-07-13 (on this mailing list).
>
>
This explains the feeling I had that I had seen the question.
Unfortunately, I am not yet ready to migrate away from TeXShop.

However, this made me realize what the issue is. In TeXShop, when you
typeset, you automatically save and date-stamp. Which is a great thing
except that when I am looking at a source for some reason and then
decide I need to see the pdf, I of course hit [Typeset] rather than
opening the pdf with Preview and thereby lose the date of the original
Save. Come to think of it, this is of course what TeXShop's Open for
Preview does! But then how about a button [Open pdf] in the Toolbar of
the source to do that? Customize Toolbar does not offer it.

Grateful regards
--schremmer