[OS X TeX] Re: List of feature requests on this list

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Sun Mar 30 19:14:03 EDT 2008

Hi Jonathan,

On 31/03/2008, at 9:42 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 30 Mar 2008, at 10:39 pm, Ross Moore wrote:
>> Here is another request for a new feature.
>> It would be nice to be able to easily access the "Finder Info"
>> for the PDF output from within the Preview window;
>> e.g. file-size, full path to location, modification date, etc.
>> Also, it would be nice to be able to easily access the "PDF Info"
>> that is put into the PDF by the process that was actually used:
>>  title, creator, producer, keywords, modif. date, etc.

> There's no need to hunt through directory trees. To access the PDF  
> info (e.g., to confirm which fonts are used, or check the document  
> metadata), I just drag the proxy icon from the window's title bar  
> in TeXShop to the icon of Adobe Reader in my dock (kept there for  
> exactly this purpose).
> For Finder info, command-click the proxy icon or window title, and  
> choose the enclosing folder from the pop-up, then just press Cmd-I,  
> as the Finder opens the folder with the appropriate item already  
> selected for you.

OK; these are neat ways to quickly get to the
info using other programs.
I'll get into the habit of using these ...

> I'd be happy to have all this info readily available within  
> TeXShop, but it's not all that awkward to access it through other  
> means.

  ... unless/until an alternative is offered.

> JK

Cheers and thanks,


Ross Moore                                       ross at maths.mq.edu.au
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