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

Roussanka Loukanova rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Mon Mar 31 06:56:55 EDT 2008

On Sun, 30 Mar 2008, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> On Mar 30, 2008, at 6:42 PM, 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.
>> > 
>> > 
>> > For the latter, there's no need to be able to edit these
>> > --- though that would be a great feature to have too! ---
>> > but just to be able to check that you have done what you
>> > intended, with  hyperref  package options, or  \hypersetup
>> > commands, or with whatever other method was actually used.
>> > 
>> > 
>> > Of course all this info is available anyway, by switching to
>> > another program, such as the Finder or Adobe Reader, respectively.
>> > My request is to avoid the need for making this kind of switch,
>> > and the hunting through directory trees that it entails.
>> Hi Ross,
>> 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.
>> 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.
> Personally, I have no interest in that kind of info. But if I had, I would 
> never remember the above when I needed it while I would be able to use a 
> button or two on the Preview window.

The same from my side.


> (Also, I am violently allergic to Adobe 
> Reader which I threw away at least a year ago. Or is it at least two years 
> ago?)
> I will wait for qualification of Q1 and Q2 on the wish list until the dust 
> has settled down and I am told what to put.
> Best regards
> --schremmer

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