# [OS X TeX] Feature Request Math Bracket

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Mar 12 16:19:16 EDT 2008

On Mar 12, 2008, at 2:15 PM, Richard J Benish wrote:

> I mean in the Editor. And I should have mentioned also the "braces"
> that contain arguments for commands, like \frac, superscript and
> subscript, etc. In the Editor these all get very hard to keep track
> of.
>
> I'm using TeXShop Version 2.10beta8 (210).
>

Howdy,

First... I'd update to TeXShop 2.14.

> For long equations in which I know I've gotten lost because the file
> won't render, I sometimes resort to taking a screen shot, printing
> it and then, with various colored hi-lighters breaking it down to
> find the error. It would be nice if the colored hi-lighters were in
> the program.
>
> Thanks for all the help.
>
> Richard Benish

TeXShop does have a couple of features that can help.

1)Check Parens Matching' in TeXShop->Preferences->Document->Editor
and when you use a closing delimiter the cursor will jump to the
matching opening delimiter momentarily and hi-light it.

2)If you Double Click on a delimiter (opening or closing) all the text
between the opening and closing delimiter, including the delimiters,
will get selected.

You could set up a keyboard mapping (known as Auto Complete) that will
always put in matched delimiter pairs with the cursor between them but
I find that more of a distraction than a help.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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