[OS X TeX] TeXShop syntax colouring for other file extensions

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Mon Feb 28 00:11:23 EST 2011


On Feb 27, 2011, at 5:23 PM, Alan Munn wrote:

> Hi is there any way to tell TeXShop which file types to do syntax colouring on?  I've been working on biblatex .cbx and .bbx files and they don't activate the syntax colouring.  Is there a hidden defaults command I can give to add these file types to the list?
> Alan
> -- 
> Alan Munn
> amunn at gmx.com

There is indeed a way to tell TeXShop to syntax color files with other extensions. 
This is set with a hidden preference item called 


This preference item contains an array of additional extensions which will be
recognized as files that can be syntax colored.

Apparently this is not documented in the
"Hidden Preference Items" section of TeXShop Help, but it is explained in

	TeXShop Help --> What's New?

In this long document, the required information is at the bottom of the section
"TeXShop Changes 2.15 - 2.18"

I didn't remember this until I looked at the TeXShop Code and found a reference
to this preference.

Dick Koch

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