[OS X TeX] "Save as"

Nitecki, Zbigniew H. Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu
Sun Jan 15 15:44:01 EST 2012

Thanks, and pardon my stupid follow-up question:  having downloaded the .dmg and clicked on it, I see a window with "saveSourceAS.pdf" and "SaveSourceAs.plist".  Do I need to put both (or just the latter ) somewhere by hand, or has it automatically migrated to the right spot in my laptop?  In the former case, where should I put it?   And in the latter case, should I see something in the "File" pull-down menu that gives me the Save As option?

Zbigniew Nitecki
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On Jan 15, 2012, at 15:27, Michael Sharpe wrote:

On Jan 15, 2012, at 11:26 AM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. wrote:

What happened to the old "Save as…" feature on TeXShop?  I found it very useful when, for example, creating a template for documents that get repeated (in my case, e.g., homework assignments, or homework solutions) or for creating reformatted versions of older documents (e.g., changing the .tex file for generating a section of a solution manual into the .tex file for a handout about one assignment): I would make up a template then save it as whatever I currently needed.  With the new TeXShop editor, this is no longer available (command-S now gets the bell saying "no such command, stupid!").  If I duplicate (using the file pulldown menu), I get a .txt file, which is missing the various color codes in the TeX editor, and furthermore has none of the buttons at the top of the window.

Of course I can use command-A to select all and then command-C to copy into an empty new file, but this takes more work.  I've looked into TeX help and can't find anything to help me with this.


You can get an Applescript macro from


that installs in the TeXShop macro menu and behaves more like the old Save As except that the name it suggests is part of a series rather than Untitled. Mine is set up to be triggered by Cntrl-Opt-Cmd-S.

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