[OS X TeX] OT: applescripting find/replace limitations

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed May 16 09:59:03 EDT 2007

On May 15, 2007, at 4:34 PM, Jeffrey J Weimer wrote:

> I have had great luck in TextWrangler using Grep Find/Replace via  
> AppleScript.

My regex fu is weak. I am but a grasshopper, but will keep that in mind.

> Unless I am mistaken, TeXShop has no AppleScript support for Find/ 
> Replace.

Glad I didn't start with that.

> Let me know if you need some help.

It seems to be that one can't insert more than one pair of angle  
brackets when replacing, so I'll just use a placeholder and then  
replace all the placeholders with the real thing at the end ---  
brilliant thought on the drive home. What's the French line about  
``the wit of the staircase''? (meaning the brilliant retort one  
thinks of when climbing the stairs to go to bed after the party is  



William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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