[OS X TeX] Split PDF view

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 12:36:56 EST 2009

On Jan 25, 2009, at 12:10 PM, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD wrote:

> On Jan 25, 2009, at 11:30 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> Am 25.01.2009 um 17:23 schrieb Alain Schremmer:
>>> I was wondering whether I am the only one to miss such features
>> Probably not. Therefore GNU Emacs offers this. And even more you  
>> haven't imagined or found missing yet ...
> It kind of does this. Alain is asking for the final PDF view to be  
> split, which Emacs doesn't display,

Yes, that was R-1 but here I was asking for multiple, possibly split,  
windows à la *…* (censored) for both the source and the preview.

> unless I missed something very recent with emacs (I'm viewing in  
> Skim). What Emacs does have is preview-latex which enables you to  
> see a sufficiently formatted version of your document within the  
> source editing window, which can be split far more than could even  
> be usable. Top/bottom, side by side, both, etc.
> I do think it would sufficiently do what Alain wants, but I think  
> he want this inside TeXShop, along with many other features of  
> Emacs. That would undermine what TeXShop actually is, IMHO. One new  
> feature never does this, but they compound over time. I think Dick  
> has the right idea in being very conservative avoiding featuritis.

I agree this a very real danger and this is why I thought that  
collating all the "feature requests" to judge of their appeal would  
help Koch to decide what he wanted to do.

> It's killed a lot of other projects, and he simply doesn't have the  
> level of assistance that the multi-platform Emacs has to implement  
> feature after feature.

As for the lack of assistance, I truly wish I could help but I am way  
too old—and already embroiled in the magnum opus.


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