[OS X TeX] Voting on feature requests

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 13:27:54 EST 2008

On Feb 8, 2008, at 9:45 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Feb 7, 2008, at 3:22 PM, rhomunu-list at yahoo.fr wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I use TeXShop for years now, so that I recommend it to some people  
>> who switched to the Mac recently...
>> But some of them (coming from Kile on Linux) ask for things I have  
>> never thought about:
>> 1- is there a way to show the line number in the source file window?
> Howdy,
> This can't be done although you can go to a particular line using  
> the Edit->Line Number... command (Cmd-L). I believe this is a  
> feature request.

Speaking of which, it seems to me it might be useful to have some  
kind of straw vote on this list on the desirability of certain  
features in TeXShop. After all, most TeXShop users probably read this  

In any case, on a scale from 0 to 5, here are my wishes which I am  
letter letter coding for simplicity of reference, if any.

A—line number in the source file window (0)
(I usually can figure out, one way or another where the error is but,  
yes, it would be nice if the Console could point at a line number. On  
the other hand, I mostly work with included files and the Console  
can't even point to the right file! So, while I think that the  
Console needs a lot of work, on the other hand, I don't think it's  
anywhere near being worth it.)

B—font size in the source window (3)
(I came very near last Summer to needing font size 24 or probably  
even more. On the other hand, by the time one gets to that point …)

C—change Command I  from meaning Source > Font > Italic to a keyboard  
command for \emph  (5)
(This on the basis that I use \emph infinitely more than Source >  
Font > Italic with which, by the way, there is an interesting bug I  
encounter whenever I hit Command I inadvertently, i.e. when I forget  
that I am in TeXShop.)

D— change Command B from meaning Source > Font > Bold to a keyboard  
command for \emph  (1)
(Mostly, though, on the basis of consistency with C.)

E—a way to collapse one or more sections' text (5)
(For example collapse Section1 title - text, Section 2 title - text,  
Section 3 title - text to, for instance, Section 1 title - text,  
Section 2 title, Section 3 title - text.)

F—a Typeset button that does NOT save at the same time (5)
(See "Save date-time,not Print date" thread.)

G—Let the bottom of the source window be standard, with a horizontal  
scroll bar. (2)
(If only to facilitate scroll down with a fully extended window. I am  
using a patch of TeXShop that someone—I am ashamed to say I can't  
recall who—wrote and mentioned on this list and sent me last summer.  
But also, occasionally to be able to scroll horizontally to edit,  
say, a long formula.)

Well, that's it.
(For the time being.)

I would be curious to see what the people thinks.

Hopeful regards

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