[OS X TeX] Experience with TeXnicle?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jan 28 14:36:24 EST 2012

On Jan 28, 2012, at 1:19 PM, Ross Moore wrote:

> On 29/01/2012, at 5:13, Enrico Franconi <franconi at inf.unibz.it> wrote:
>> On 28 Jan 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.
>> Thanks for the pointer; competition is always good.
>> I find the user experience in TeXnicle quite crude, lacking the elegance and the focus on tasks and the effectiveness of Latexian.
>> No live preview (but a "LaTeX" button), logs running in front of your eyes,
> I like the log running in front of my eyes. 
> And using the insert field to interactively fix small edits.
> This has always been an important, but under-used feature of TeX,
> from even before GUIs were invented.
> Maybe I'm just showing my age.


Ha! That's why I like to watch TeXShop's Console window while typesetting. I'm pretty old! :-)

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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