[OS X TeX] TeXShop Webpage Helper 1.0

Ramón Figueroa-Centeno ramonf at hawaii.edu
Sat May 29 05:46:51 EDT 2010


"TeXShop Webpage Helper"
<http://www2.hawaii.edu/~ramonf/TeXShop/index.html#TeXShopWebpageHelper> is
a handler for the protocol (scheme name) “texshop:”. This allows you to have
hyperlinks in web pages that when clicked launch TeXShop (in the foreground
or background as indicated), open the indicated TeX document in TeXShop,
which scrolls to the given line and makes the given selection. 


1. For security reasons it cannot instruct TeXShop to typeset documents!
2. If you double click the application it will do nothing. It runs quickly
in the background acting as the glue between a web browser and TeXShop.
3. The eponymous folder "TeXShop Webpage Helper" must (with its contents) be
in the main Applications folder (/Applications) for the examples in the
manual to work. 
4. There is a copy of "TeXShop Webpage Helper" in the application bundle of
"ChkTeX for TeXShop"
<http://www2.hawaii.edu/~ramonf/TeXShop/index.html#ChkTeXforTeXShop>, which
by the way is up to version 1.3.1.

I can think of writing a droplet that generates a web page that has links to
all the TeX files in a folder dropped on the droplet. That way you would
have a hyperlinked index of all the files in a project. One could even have
it parse the TeX files and generate hyperlinks for sections, figures, etc.

When working with a colleague you could send them an email with a link to
the exact place in a shared document (say through DropBox) that you want
them to open. I could write a TeXShop macro that when invoked it would place
a hyperlink to the selection in the front document in the clipboard.

One could write a TeXShop macro that generates a hyperlinked outline of the
front document.

Another idea would be to write a parser for the TeX error log that generates
a hyperlinked version of it.

If you have ideas for its use please share.



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