[OS X TeX] Wishing YouTube Instructions ...

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Wed Nov 4 16:22:30 EST 2009


Well, one of the best ways to learn is to teach.

Given the amount of time and effort required to produce a movie it may  
not be any time soon that 'experts' will be able to do this for you.  
So why not have a crack yourself?

So far as photoshop tutorials are concerned, that program has  
significantly more features than TeXShop and a much larger user base.  
It is therefore more likely that you will see such things distributed.  
Also, there is a culture of sharing techniques in various publications  
in the graphics field (see the number of books, magazines, etc. that  
are published with tips and techniques) and this has extended into  
online media such as YouTube et al. That seems to be less the case  
with the TeX world where sharing of ideas comes mainly in the form of  
newsgroups, user groups, mailing lists, how-to's, etc.

Different way of seeing the world I guess.


On 5/11/2009, at 8:56 AM, Iraj Kalantari wrote:

> To the Experts on the list:
> Like many others, I wish to use TexShop and use different fonts.
> As a '201-level' user of TexShop and after having learned much from  
> this group, I can do many things but am not yet currently willing to  
> attack installation and use of fonts because of its complexity.   
> Now, I love to read and figure things out, but for some tasks the  
> amount of  risk (and work) involved does hold *me* back; recent  
> discussion on the list and sharing of available helpful documents  
> suggests I might not be alone.  So I imagine if there were  
> (commercial) *video lessons* that showed various projects for  
> TexShop, I, and perhaps others, would be simply grateful.
> But since commercialization appears unlikely, here is a wish: It  
> would be nice for some experts to prepare and show the rest of us  
> how to handle fonts (and other things) with the help of those  
> software that video-capture all action on the screen, and post that  
> capture on YouTube.  (I find very useful lessons about PhotoShop on  
> YouTube and wonder about the same for TexShop.)
> I do know that there are two or three *introductory* YouTube lessons  
> prepared by Richard Koch, but I am speaking of creation of  
> *intermediate* level of instruction in the same style and how nice  
> that would be.
> (I do wonder if such preparation would go beyond the level of  
> willingness on the part of even this generous group.)
> Sincerely,
> Iraj.

Alan Litchfield MBus (Hons), MNZCS
PO Box 1941, Auckland

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