[OS X TeX] "Save as"
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jan 15 20:59:27 EST 2012
On Jan 15, 2012, at 1:26 PM, 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.
TeXShop 3.0x (you should pick up the experimental 3.06 which has multiple bug fixes) uses Lion's new auto-save and backup feature and there is no more Save As… (take a look at TextEdit and you'll see the same thing). I use Duplicate. I've assigned Shift-Cmd-S [the old Save As… shortcut] to Duplicate in System Preferences->Keyboard->Keyboard Shortcuts by choosing Application Shortcuts; adding a shortcut; choosing TeXShop as the Application, Duplicate as the Menu Command and pressing Shift-Cmd-S. Right now you've got to explicitly add the .tex extension to the file name or choose TeX Document for the File Format; hopefully that will change with the next update.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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