# [OS X TeX] TeXShop and Alpha

David Craig dac at panix.com
Fri Jan 29 16:04:13 EST 2016

I have been using Alpha as my preferred TeX editor for a long time now.   I have also been using TeXShop to compile and preview selfsame files.

Some time back the following behavior began: I can send a file from Alpha to TeXShop, which then opens, compiles, and previews just fine.   However, if I close that file (and its corresponding Console and Preview in TeXShop), and send TeXShop ANOTHER file to process, it will compile and preview not only that file, BUT ALSO THE FIRST FILE processed by TeXShop.  To prevent TeXShop from doing this, I have to quit TeXShop and launch it again for every new file on which I work.

I am not sure how or why this occurs, but it sure would be nice if there were a way to have TeXShop only process the file I actually asked it to.

Thoughts?  Suggestions?

Thanks,
David