[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!
> 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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