[OS X TeX] OT: Applescript help
amunn at gmx.com
Tue Mar 9 18:15:05 EST 2010
On Mar 9, 2010, at 5:58 PM, Vic Norton wrote:
> Your labeling is what had me buffaloed, Alan. I assumed your
> "csv2latex" did what it says it does---convert "comma separated
> values" to tabular latex data. In fact it does almost nothing to
> "comma separated values". It does convert "tab separated
> values" (like you would copy off of a spreadsheet) to tabular latex
> data. An appropriate name for your routine might be "tsv2latex".
> The compiled "csv2latex" does convert "comma separated values" to
> latex tabular data.
> Now that I've figured out that I'm supposed to use "tab separated
> values" in TeXShop, "Paste Spreadsheet Cells" works fine---and I do
> appreciate having this tool at my disposal.
Yes, you're right, the basic format is tab separated since it's
designed for cut and paste. Maybe I should just change the name as you
suggest and be done with causing this confusion.
> A no longer perplexed Vic
> On Mar 9, 2010, at 12:30 PM, Alan Munn wrote:
>> On Mar 9, 2010, at 11:57 AM, Vic Norton wrote:
>>> I'll have to say that the TeXShop "Paste Spreadsheet Cells" macro
>>> is a complete mystery to me. When I run "csv2latex" from terminal
>>> I get what I would expect. Running "Paste Spreadsheet Cells" from
>>> TeXShop with some csv data in the clipboard doesn't give me
>>> anything like tabular data. In effect it just pastes the csv data,
>>> commas and all, into the TeXShop document.
>> Unfortunately there's a naming problem that has arisen. There's
>> another csv2latex program around that converts a csv file to latex
>> table format. Perhaps that's what you have when you run from the
>> command line. My script modifies the contents of the clipboard
>> directly, and now (as Herb notes) should reside within ~/Library/
>>> Obviously I am missing something.
>>> On Mar 9, 2010, at 10:42 AM, Alan Munn wrote:
>>>> Hi, this is somewhat off-topic, but ultimately relates to TeXShop.
>>>> Someone has requested a change to csv2latex (the script
>>>> underlying the Paste Spreadsheet Cells macro in TeXShop) so that
>>>> the $ character is not escaped (currently, that is the
>>>> behaviour). This is easy to implement with a command line option
>>>> to the ruby script, but I'm struggling with a way of passing that
>>>> option via Applescript. The current Applescript uses "choose from
>>>> list" to present the list of table style options. What I'd like
>>>> to do is add a checkbox to that dialogue corresponding to the
>>>> option, but this doesn't seem to be possible. Can anyone
>>>> familiar with Applescript suggest a way of implementing this?
>>>> Alan Munn
>>>> amunn at gmx.com
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