[OS X TeX] locating copies

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Tue Jul 24 10:59:40 EDT 2012


I'm hoping that others will answer as well and fill in information I leave out.

To find a file which is open, hold down the control key while clicking
the window title. A menu will drop down listing the full path to the file.
The first item will be the folder containing the file, the second item will
be the folder containing the first folder, etc. All of these items are
active, so for instance selecting the first item will take you directly to
the file.

You also "complain" that "Save As…" is missing, and making a copy
is trickier in Lion. This was a common complaint, so Apple made some
changes in Mountain Lion, which should be released in just a few
days. In particular, "Save As…" is now back.

Incidentally, this shows the power of the Cocoa environment. I never
removed "Save As …" in the first place. When I activate automatic saving 
in Lion, Cocoa automatically modifies the menu structure,
and makes all other changes necessary for the Lion experience. In Mountain
Lion, I make no changes at all. Indeed your current copy of TeXShop (and other
Cocoa apps) will automatically have "Save As" again.

Dick Koch

On Jul 24, 2012, at 7:41 AM, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. wrote:

> If I am viewing a source file in TeXShop and want to make a copy (e.g., to save one version while I try some temporary modifications), I can no longer "Save As.." but need to use "Duplicate", which takes file.tex and creates file copy.
> 1. Where is file copy located?  (It does not appear to be in the same folder as file.tex)
> 2. Not a TEX question, but a relevant Mac question:  is there an easy way to locate a file which I have open (i.e., find out where it lives)?  Trying to coax that information out of the search command (the magnifying glass) in OS 10.7 is difficult at best, and impossible most of the time.  Used to be you could "Get Information" in "File", but no more...
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