[OS X TeX] New? Preference in Mavericks
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Nov 12 09:15:50 EST 2013
On Nov 11, 2013, at 12:52 PM, Michael Sharpe <msharpe at ucsd.edu> wrote:
> On Nov 11, 2013, at 6:41 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 11, 2013, at 8:23 AM, Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu> wrote:
>>> Warning in case someone asks:
>>> Yesterday a TeXShop user complained that TeXShop on
>>> Mavericks converts -- into a dash. Today I got a similar
>>> complaint about double quotes.
>>> It turns out that on Mavericks,
>>> System Preferences --> Keyboard Panel --> Text Tab
>>> leads to a preference item I had not seen before, "Use smart
>>> quotes and dashes". Turning this off cured the problem.
>>> Dick Koch
>> Interestingly, that item is checked on my system but I'm not seeing the automatic conversion. I thought it might be because I use a monospace font but changing to Times didn't change things at all.
>> Wait... you can change that for an individual applications by (un)checking Smart Quotes and/or Smart Dashes under Edit->Substitutions. I've got them unchecked there.
> Just a small clarification. With all items in TeXShop's Edit->Substitutions unchecked, you don't get conversions within TeXShop's main text editor. However, the behavior in the Macro Editor seems to ignore TeXShop's Edit->Substitutions settings and follows the System Preferences --> Keyboard Panel --> Text Tab settings instead. Thanks to Dick for tracking this down.
i was in a bit of a panic after reading this note. First I immediately unchecked the option in System Preferences->Keyboard->Text. Then I went into the Macro Editor and took a look at the Applescript macros I use. Comments, i.e., with a leading --,and double quotes were not changed.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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