# [OS X TeX] Feature Request Math Bracket

Fri Mar 14 22:53:16 EDT 2008

Thanks for the advice!

The autocompletion might work for me for $...$ strings because I
don't use  $$...$$ (I generally use \begin{equation*} \tag{} ...
\end{equation*}). On the other hand, at the moment I"m writing in-line
math strings at a high density, and if I used the autocompletion I
would have to right-arrow out of every single one of them when I"m done.

Richard Séguin

On Mar 14, 2008, at 11:46 AM, Ryan Clary wrote:

> 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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