[OS X TeX] line-endings; Was: wrapping in TeXShop

"M. Tamer Özsu" tozsu at sympatico.ca
Thu Jan 1 10:37:37 EST 2009

Thank you David. At this stage, I am not sure about my prospects in  
forcing a change in the behavior of the co-authors since I am  
definitely in the minority in using a Mac (or any version of Unix).

Regarding using TektMate and BBEdit -- I have both and have moved back  
and forth between the two as well. The document I am working on has a  
lot of math typesetting and it is much easier for me just to open up  
TexShop's LateX Panel for the more common symbols and formulae than  
remembering them (which I am terrible at). So, I have chosen to work  
with TeXShop for this project although I wish I could customize that  
LaTeX Panel by adding more stuff in there.


On 1-Jan-09, at 9:54 AM, David B. Thompson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, CFM  

> On Jan 1, 2009, at 06:30 , M. Tamer Özsu wrote:
>> Thanks much. FOr some reason I am getting the complaint that my co- 
>> author sees each paragraph as a long line on his Windows system. I  
>> am not sure what editor he uses, but I thought I could make it  
>> easier by inserting hard wraps at wrap points. TextMate has a way  
>> of doing this manually, but for many projects I prefer to use  
>> TeXShop and wondered if I could do it within TeXShop.
> Yours is an interesting situation. If I'm permitted to move off- 
> topic just slightly, the research team I work with has four or five  
> members, depending on the project. Of that group, three of us  
> migrated most of our work from Winder$ to linux, then discovered OS  
> X and moved to Apple hardware. The remaining one (or two) are still  
> locked in the Winder$ world. I often find myself in the lead role  
> for report preparation. (Being the old guy on the team will do  
> that! ;) I receive documents from my Winder$-based colleagues mostly  
> in Word. So, I cut and paste the text, fix the problems (because  
> Word insists on using curly quotes and such), and typeset equations.
> I understand your problem. When I worked in the Winder$ world, many  
> moons ago, I used an editor called Programmer's File Editor (PFE),  
> which was freely available and was a true text editor. I think that  
> tool is still available in an unsupported state and will probably  
> help solve your colleague's problem. I might suggest you pass on to  
> your colleague the need for such a tool. I know that I keep a couple  
> of text editors around my systems (my favorite bounces back and  
> forth between BBEdit and Textmate -- hoping to avoid starting an  
> editor-war :) just for that reason. There are times I need to open a  
> foreign file format -- these tools provide the leverage I need to  
> get the job done.
> While my comment isn't meant as a slam to TeXShop, which I used for  
> years, I find myself reverting to a text editor (currently Textmate)  
> for writing LaTeX source, then either using the built-in facility to  
> render the source or the command line to execute commands. I am  
> currently using Skim as my viewer.
> There isn't anything wrong with TeXShop. I just wanted more text- 
> editor features than were available in that package. Yours is a case  
> where you need a different tool.
> Good hunting!
> -=d
> P.S. Can we start a good vi vs emacs vs ??? editor thread here? Just  
> kidding!!!! Also, here's a hat-tip to Joe Slater for encouraging me  
> to think outside the box.
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