[OS X TeX] command completion file for inline and display math mode

Dilan Fernando eddfernando at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 11:17:33 EST 2012

Hello All,

Just as an aside, I would like to ask if anybody in here has had any
typesetting LaTeX documents with Vim/Vim-LaTeX?. Vim-LaTeX is a set of
plugins for Vim that has the same kind of capabilities as TeXshop's command
completion/macros etc. This method of course combines the abilities of the
powerful Vim text editor with most other niceties of TeXshop. One can even
compile- debug- view from within vim.

For those of you who have used both, how do you compare the typing speeds
of the two systems?, i.e., Texshop and Vim (+VimLaTeX). I still think Vim
is faster.

Any thoughts?


On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 6:26 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com>wrote:

> On Jan 22, 2012, at 1:48 AM, R Martinez wrote:
> > Herb,
> >
> > You make some good points.
> >
> > With TextExpander one can have a shortcut for a multiline piece of text.
> So one can (and I do) have a shortcut for an environment; it is not
> necessary to grow it in sections. Options for arguments, jumping to
> different arguments, controlling the cursor position I don't think is
> possible with TextExpander (if it is, I have not tried it).
> >
> > I like using TextExpander because I can use the LaTeX file with any
> editor.
> >
> > Best wishes,
> >
> > Raúl
> Howdy,
> The Command Completions and Abbreviations built into TeXShop were
> originally based on a set of macros written for use with TypeIt4Me which
> has been around and is supported for a very long time. TypeExpander, and I
> believe there others, are kind of ``new boys on the block'' when it comes
> to that sort of software. It was exactly the reasons I gave that made me
> give up use of TypeIt4Me. In the end I didn't like it always being ``on''
> and prefer something I can control and trigger at my command.
> By the way, you can certainly make an abbreviation like `fex' which
> expands to `for example' but you must trigger the expansion manually; I
> believe that was the original idea behind using TeXShop's Command
> Completion. I'd guess that with TextExpander putting `fex' directly in the
> e-mail required that you `escape' the space with the Opt key or something
> like that.
> I'd be interested in seeing the LaTeX Completion file.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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