[OS X TeX] Citation completion in TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Dec 24 15:17:33 EST 2010

On Dec 24, 2010, at 2:15 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:

> On Dec 24, 2010, at 07:19 , Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> On Dec 24, 2010, at 8:00 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>> On Dec 23, 2010, at 8:58 PM, Justin C. Walker wrote:
>>>> Two questions:
>>>> 2. I find that if I am filling in a list of citations (in the latest case, using "\nocite{..."), after a while TeXShop switches from showing completions from my .bib file and starts showing me completions from a generic dictionary.  By "after a while", I mean after 6 or 7 of the cite-keys in a row (comma-separated).  Is this expected or known?  If I close the list and start a new one, I am back to getting cite-key completions.
>>> That appears to be a bug! It happens even if you use F5 and looks like some sort of interaction with Apple's completion mechanism but I'm not sure.Howdy,
>> A workaround for now: start a new \cite command and add more items and then replace the }\cite{ between them by a comma.
> That would certainly work, but in retrospect, putting that many cite-keys in one list violates some internal standard of decency :-}  I just happened to get carried away adding them to the list, and was surprised, even shocked, when TeXShop stopped giving me cite-key alternatives...
> Thanks again for your help.
> Justin


Then it appears that TeXShop is acting in good taste! :-) It is therefore a feature, not a bug.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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