[OS X TeX] Textures (Universal binary) is now in beta

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Sep 4 15:39:13 EDT 2007

Le 4 sept. 07 à 20:37, Frank STENGEL a écrit :

> Why not use Textures with TeXShop as an external editor? Every time  
> you save the document, it is typeset with textures. I concede it is  
> not as nice as Flash, but at least you have all the niceties of  
> TeXShop's editor (wrapping, syntax colouring, spell checking etc)  
> combined with Texture's speed.

You're certainly right.

It's actually a matter of taste: for the sake of GUI consistency, I  
prefer one single integrated application to several smaller  
applications cooperating with each other. TeXShop does a very good  
job in this respect, by hiding completely from the user the fact that  
it is calling several separate applications behind the scene (pdftex,  
dvips, gs, xetex, xdv2pdf, xdvipdfmx, ...), and providing a single  
integrated front-end to all of them; and TeXShop's GUI is indeed  
quite close to that of Classic Textures.

But, for this very same reason, when using Textures or TeXShop, it  
seems more natural to use either one or the other for everything  
(editing, typesetting, previewing, printing). That's why, as a  
Textures then TeXShop user, I've never considered external editors  
seriously. Probably that attitude goes back to my original first  
experience of computer use, which for several months was with the  
original Mac OS Finder (meaning only one application opened at any  
given time), before MultiFinder was invented (meaning several  
applications opened simultaneously).

Bruno Voisin

------------------------- Helpful Info -------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/
List Reminders & Etiquette: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/list/

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list