[OS X TeX] Some thoughts about editors

David Oliver daoliver at swva.net
Fri Sep 21 15:58:36 EDT 2007

I'm about to begin writing a new book (to be done in LaTeX) and have  
been considering whether to take up a new editor (my historical   
editors are those of TexShop preceded by that of Textures with  
cursory looks at Emacs and BBEdit). Most of my (non-LaTeX)  
programming is done in Mathematica and I appreciate the automatic  
formatting of code therein.

I could continue with TeXShop where I have somewhat of an investment  
in customization and auto completion sets. But there are two features  
I very much value and would like to have that TeXShop does not  
possess: text folding (I use many foot- and end-notes) and a  LaTeX  
programming environment that formats LaTeX automatically according to  
reasonable indentation rules (as in Mathematica). (The closest  
possibility might be BBEdit which provides folding and an excellent  
HTML programming environment, but not one for LaTeX.)

Have others faced this limitation and how might have you achieved a  
LaTeX programming environment with folding?


David Oliver

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