[OS X TeX] Feature Request Math Bracket

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Mar 14 12:31:30 EDT 2008

On Mar 13, 2008, at 9:56 PM, Richard Seguin wrote:

> Bracket matching has never been a problem for me. My biggest source  
> of errors are unclosed $ ... $ strings. Up until recently I was  
> using BBEdit which has an option that colors all characters between  
> the $ delimiters in green. This makes it very easy to spot the  
> problems, and I made very few of that type of error. I switched to  
> the TeXShop editor a couple of weeks ago because a bug in the BBEdit  
> syntax coloring having to do with equation environments was driving  
> me crazy. (This has been reported to the developers who can  
> reproduce it.) Now I'm once again making quite a few errors having  
> to do with the closing the $ ... $ strings. I've wished for a long  
> time that TeXShop could do the same sort of coloring as BBEdit. ...


You might try to define a macro that inserts $$ and places the cursor  
between them: $#SEL##INS#$. Assign that to a convenient keyboard  
shortcut. That way you can't get missing pairs. I tend to use \(...\)  
most of the time (there are times when that will give rise to errors--- 
e.g., maths in section headers) and have assigned that to Cmd-9.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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