[OS X TeX] "Paste Spreadsheet Cells" and csv2latex
amunn at gmx.com
Sat Feb 20 20:27:46 EST 2010
On Feb 20, 2010, at 7:03 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
> Those users of TS who already have created their own macros and a
> corresponding order in the listing of the macros might not be too
> eager to heed your advice especially if they only want to just add
> one macro.
Yes, I agree with this wholeheartedly. It's not high on Dick's
priority list of features to add to TeXShop, though. The recommended
procedure is to move all your own macros to a contiguous space in the
macros menu, but that kind of defeats the purpose of the thematic
arrangement that currently exists, which most of us probably just
I haven't messed around with the Insert Macros from File to know
whether it can preserve ordering
Implementation-wise, I think the problem is that since we can change
any of the macros supplied, there's no coherent way to distinguish the
default macros from user defined ones, so having a separate "User
Macros" vs. "System Macros" file from a TeXShop point of view isn't
> I therefore suggest that TS has one set of default macros which will
> be added at start up in case no macros could be found, and a set of
> compiled Applescripts that can be opened in Script Editor and used
> as macros for those who want to handpick their macros.
I'm not quite sure what you mean here with your second set. Would
these be equivalent to the macros found in the "Applescript Macros"
menu in TexShop or something else?
> On Feb 21, 2010, at 0:35, Alan Munn wrote:
>> On Feb 20, 2010, at 3:05 PM, David Messerschmitt wrote:
>>> As one of those lazy users who just wants things to work without a
>>> lot of fuss, I was excited to find the Macros Help in TexShop 2.31
>>> describing a Default Applescript Macro "Paste Spreadsheet Cells".
>>> With considerable excitement I went to the TexShop Macros-
>>> >Applescript menu to look for it, and was disappointed that it was
>>> not listed. Assuming this refers to csv2latex, I then looked for
>>> csv2latex among the macro menus and could not find it either. Am I
>>> missing something simple? It would be great if this useful macro
>>> was available without a lot of installation fuss.
>> Dave, unfortunately the advice from both Schremmer and Claus is
>> incorrect. Schremmer's advice is based on the version that was not
>> bundled with TeXShop, and Claus' kind of combines the two.
>> Herb's advice is correct, but I'll clarify things a bit:
>> To access any new macros in TeXShop you have to get TeXShop to
>> regenerate your ~/Library/TeXShop/Macros folder.
>> So you need to first save any of your own personal macros to a
>> file. You can do this by opening the macro editor, and selecting
>> any macros that you have added or modified yourself, and then
>> choosing "Save Selection to File" from the Macros menu.
>> Once you've done that, close TeXShop and move your ~/Library/
>> TeXShop/Macros folder to the trash, and restart TeXShop. Now the
>> new macros will become available (including the Paste Spreadsheet
>> Cells macro).
>> Once you've done that, you can then open the macro editor again and
>> choose "Add Macros from File" to add back the macros you saved in
>> step 1.
>> I hope this is clearer.
>> Alan Munn
>> amunn at gmx.com
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