[OS X TeX] BBEdit integration scripts / interactive mode

Richard Seguin riseguin at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 29 19:23:52 EDT 2008

The newest version is even worse. Now Skim does not move to the  
foreground (that's OK), but the screen isn't refreshed until I've  
clicked on the BBEdit tool bar several times, and then there's still a  
five second or so delay. So, I'm reverting to the pre-synctex/skim  
version once more.


On Sep 29, 2008, at 4:05 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 29 sep 2008, at 04:31, Richard Seguin wrote:
>> I just discovered that for some reason I was running your old Run  
>> pdflatex script and your old Shellscripts. So I installed the new  
>> ones dated in August of this year and tried those after having  
>> turned auto-refresh off in Skim. When I invoke Run pdflatex it  
>> compiles non-stop as expected and the Skim window moves to the  
>> foreground. But at this point nothing is updated in the Skim  
>> display, even after a long while. Then when I click on BBEdit to  
>> bring it to the foreground, Skim suddenly refreshes the display.
> Oops, I forgot to upload the very most recent version. If your copy  
> of the shell script does not have a "function previewUpdate" at the  
> start of it, you have the old version, and Skim will not be  
> instructed to update. If you already had that version, I need more  
> information to diagnose the problem.
>> I did discover though that if you insert \errorstopmode in the  
>> source it then runs in that mode. It does have the problem of not  
>> giving you any obvious feedback when the compile encounters an error.
>> So, I'm back to running your old scripts with auto-reload turned on  
>> in Skim and
>> \errorstopmode
>> \synctex=1
>> as the first two lines of my source. This works very nicely for my  
>> purposes, and I'm getting an obvious visual cue when the compile  
>> encounters an error: Skim does not flash the "Reloading document"  
>> message on the screen.
> With the new copy it should act the same.
> Maarten
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