[OS X TeX] TeXShop balance begin/end

Don Green Dragon fergdc at shaw.ca
Wed Sep 15 21:22:06 EDT 2010

Hi Herb,

Thanks Herb, as a neophyte, the information below was useful. TeXShop is awesome.  :-) However ...

> <<snip>>
> Do you mean that it inserts matched pairs when you press the opening delimiter; e.g., you press { and you get {} with any selection and the insertion point between them? If so turn TeXshop->Preferences->Source->Edit->Auto Complete.
> If that doesn't work it may be that that isn't set as a keybinding in the default autocompletion.plist file found in ~/Library/TeXShop/Keyboard/ (~ is your HOME directory). Open that up using UTF-8 encoding and add the lines
> <key>{</key>
> <string>{#SEL##INS#}</string>

Here, the file «autocompletion.plist» does not contain the two lines you note above. I would make the insertion using TextEdit, but am a bit leery about how TextEdit would 'save' the file.

If I open «TextEdit -> Preferences... -> Open and Save» then in the «Plain Text File Encoding» area, the options for «Opening files:» and «Saving files:» are set to «Automatic». The popup that explains «Automatic» suggests (to me) that I don't have to do anything; i.e., TextEdit will save the file without changing its encoding!! Instead of «Automatic» I could specify Unicode (UTF-8).

I don't want to screw up a system file.

Don Green Dragon
fergdc at Shaw.ca

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