[OS X TeX] En-us-Wikipedia complaint
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Dec 2 17:15:36 EST 2013
On Dec 2, 2013, at 3:31 PM, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at shaw.ca> wrote:
> Hello Herb,
> On 30Nov2013, at 2:21 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 30, 2013, at 2:44 PM, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at shaw.ca> wrote:
>>> So far Mavericks has been an annoying `toy’ upgrade, so I’m looking forward to 10.9.1. In particular, I cannot believe the `new’ and «improved» vertical slider gadgets. Does Apple really believe that is an improvement? Ridiculous! Oh well, perhaps everyone else loves them. ;--)
>> ``Vertical Slider Gadgets''? If you're referring to the dissapearing scroll bars, that behavior has been around since Lion. I set them to show all the time; System Preferences->General->Show scroll set to Always.
> Yep, bad terminology. Scroll bars! Right! OK, I skipped Lion and Mountain Lion. Great tip, thanks. Vertical scroll bar returns, without the one-page-up and one-page-down arrows! That’s okay. Life is still easy without them. :—)
I almost always use the two-finger vertical swipe in the pane itself to do the scrolling and the Scroll Bar as a cue to where I am in the document.
>> I can now relate something that happened to me when trying to set up TeXPad on a new iPad Air. When I opened up the app a window appeared with some information that said that DropBox access wasn't configured. I couldn't figure out how to configure TeXPad to access DropBox. By accident I happened to slide my finger on that little window and the scroll bar appeared and I could get to the setup for that feature. The original window information was such that there was no clue that you could scroll down (up?) without actually trying it. That isn't a big deal on an iPhone where the screen is small enough that almost everything scrolls but an a relatively large iPad Air screen it's FAR from obvious and on a Mac it's even worse---even with my 11" MacBook Air no less a larger iMac screen.
> So with TeXPad you can prepare LaTeX documents on your iPad. Can you typeset those docs on the iPad? If so, what version of TeX, TeXShop are you using on the iPad.
> Is it the case that TeXShop does not run on an iPad?
> Many thanks.
> don green dragon
> fergdc at shaw.ca
I have almost zero experience with TeXPad so... At one time I installed it on my iPhone (it works on either the iPhone or an iPad and looks ok in both) and also installed ALL the possible additions to the internal TeX Distribution and still couldn't compile one of my MacTeX related documents within the system. I was able to compile some documents by using the on-line compiler via WiFi. It's NOT TeX Live but a distribution that the author can legally install internal to TeXPad and I'm not sure what is used with the on-line compile. With the on-line compile the .tex file is transmitted to the server and I'm not sure what happens with included graphics, etc.
TeXShop does NOT work on the iPad and it isn't legally possible (I don't know the details) to install TeX Live on the iPad, even as a some sort of a library. Everything on the iPad needs to be sandbagged for security which complicates everything when you have a set of low level binaries. (Maybe I have the reasoning wrong!? Comments from others?)
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