[OS X TeX] automatic superscript braces in TeXShop editor

Nitecki, Zbigniew H. Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu
Sat Jan 28 14:07:03 EST 2012

Thanks for the advice; I followed it, and now the key binding list has a line with input ^ and output ^{#SEL##INS},
but when I type x^y, I get that, not x^{y}.  Do I need to quit TeXShop for it to take effect?

Zbigniew Nitecki
Department of Mathematics
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On Jan 28, 2012, at 12:26, Herbert Schulz wrote:

On Jan 28, 2012, at 11:15 AM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. wrote:

I have for a long time had a setting in my TeXShop editor that automatically enclosed the contents of a superscript in braces (i.e., typing ^ yielded ^{}).  I have no memory how I accomplished this, but it must have been by checking a box, since I am not even remotely an Applescript guy.  Very recently, this feature disappeared (it may have been when I installed TS 3.06), and I looked through various manuals to see how
to restore it, but have not found it.  Does anyone have a suggestion how to do it?

Zbigniew Nitecki
Department of Mathematics


Open the Key Bindings Editor (Source->Key Bindings->Edit Key Bindings File…) and look at the list. Put ^ in the Input: pane and ^{#SEL##INS#} in the Output: pane and press the + button; that adds the new key binding to the list. Hope this helps.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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