[OS X TeX] Experience with TeXnicle?

Christopher Menzel cmenzel at tamu.edu
Sat Jan 28 12:23:03 EST 2012

Am Jan 28, 2012 um 4:50 PM schrieb Berend Hasselman:
> On 28-01-2012, at 16:25, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> We recently had some discussion about Editor/Front Ends for TeX and enthusastic mention was made of Latexian.
>> I mentioned another Front End that might be something for folks to look at called TeXnicle, <http://www.bobsoft-mac.de/texnicle/texnicle.html>, and wonder if there are folks out there using it and their experience with it.
> I had a look at it end  of december 2011. I didn't really like it.
> Just now I went to the TeXnicle site to see what the latest had to offer.
> There is a Changelog but it's a .rtf file (why?)(make it plain text).
> Some remarks:
> ...
> 2. No synchronizing mouse clicks to switch between pdf and .tex file (a la TextMate+Skim and TeXShop)

And Aquamacs+Skim and LyX+Skim. :-)  (Well, source->PDF in LyX uses a hotkey, but whatever.)

> At least I wasn't able to find anything.

As with Latexian, you need to highlight a piece of text in the LaTeX source or PDF and then use a hotkey. Cmd-J will switch from highlighted source text to the *first occurrence of* the corresponding text in the PDF, with a list of all occurrences showing up to the right of the PDF; Sh-Cmd-J will do the reverse from highlighted PDF text to source. You can ensure that you are taken to the exact location corresponding to your highlight by selecting enough text, but I myself prefer the switch always to go to the exact corresponding point in the source/PDF, as the case may be; I don't much see the point of giving you all of the matches in the corresponding document, especially as the default.


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