[OS X TeX] OgreKit does not reactivate the file it just worked on
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 18:39:30 EST 2009
On Jan 9, 2009, at 6:15 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Jan 9, 2009, at 4:14 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> My "QuestionBase" is now built from a single template of which I
>> "just" fill-in copies. But, occasionally, I think of an
>> improvement in the template and, in order to keep things in line,
>> I have to make the change in very many already filled-in copies of
>> the template.
>> Obviously, this should be a matter for Applescript but is far
>> beyond my admittedly very low capabilities in that regard. So,
>> what I do is open, say, 20 or 30 or these copies at a time (I am
>> afraid of TeXShop conking out on me), and:
>> 0. Click on the top file (in case file 1 is not yet active),
>> 1. Click Find
>> 2. Click Replace
>> 3. Click on the top file (to reactivate file 1),
>> 4. Command S
>> 5. Command W
>> Now file 2 is automatically on top and active.
>> 1. Click Find
>> Step 3 is the rhythm breaker and is needed because, after the
>> search and replace, OgreKit does not reactivate the file it just
>> did the search and replace on.
>> At least in my case, such automatic reactivation would make much
>> What does the people think?
>> Should that be a suggestion to the powers who are?
>> Curious regards
> If you are always finding a single thing and replacing it by
> another single thing in the many files
> and want to use this method you need only set the Find field and
> Replace field once.
That's what I have been doing.
> Do what you've been doing for the first file; then the Find and
> Replace fields are set. For the rest of the files just do a Find
> Next (Cmd-G)
That's what I have been doing but will now use Cmd-G instead
> and then use Replace (hmmm... no shortcut in TeXShop for that so go
> to System Preferences->Keyboard and Mouse->Keyboard Shortcuts [this
> exists in 10.4.11 too] and add a shortcut for TeXShop [you'll press
> the + at the bottom and choose all applications and then work your
> way to TeXShop] only. The menu name is Replace and Ctl-Cmd-G
> [others may give conflicts] should be the shortcut. After saving re-
> open TeXShop and check that the Replace menu item has Ctl-Cmd-G as
> its shortcut) via the (new) shortcut Ctl-Cmd-G.
If I understood, Ctl-Cmd-G will just be a shortcut for clicking on
Replace. But while that would certainly be nice, the trouble is that
after I have clicked on Replace—or, presumably after I have done a
Ctl-Cmd-G, the OgreKit panel is what remains active so that I have to
do step 3. Click on the top file to reactivate it.
But, as I said a bit before, I am caving in and will try TextWrangler
the next time I think of an improvement to my template.
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