[OS X TeX] Feature Request Math Bracket

Ryan Clary mrclary at umd.edu
Fri Mar 14 12:46:09 EDT 2008

Better than a shortcut, you can define an autocompletion (not command  
completion) which will do the same thing as the shortcut ($#INS#SEL$)  
but will enter the second $ after typing the first $.  I used this for  
all of my (, {, $, and [.

Ryan Clary

On Mar 14, 2008, at 12:31 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> 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. ...
> Howdy,
> 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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