# [OS X TeX] Trouble with Tikz and Edit -> Experiment...

Agustín Valverde Ramos a_valverde at ctima.uma.es
Fri Mar 11 18:55:29 EST 2016

Hi

The problem is that the system replace "..." by "…". You can deactivate this in every application in "Edit -> Substitutions -> Smart dashes", but to deactivate it in the pop-up window "Edit -> Experiment…" you must use the Keyboard pan in System Preference App: in Text tab, uncheck "Use smart quotes and dashes"

Agustín

> El 11 mar 2016, a las 6:36, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at Shaw.ca> escribió:
>
> Hi,
>
> Perhaps this should be sent to a different list, but I’ll try here first. I cannot get the \foreach command to work properly while using Edit -> Experiment….  For example, the code
>
> \begin{tikzpicture}
> \foreach \n in {1,2,3,4,5}
> 	\fill [red] (\n, 0) circle (2pt);
> \end{tikzpicture}
>
> executes properly and shows the expected five red discs whether I typeset from the source file with the Typeset button at the upper-left of the TeXShop window or whether I open «Edit -> Experiment…»  and then hit the Typeset key at lower-right of the «Edit -> Experiment» window.
>
> However, if the code is
>
> \begin{tikzpicture}
> \foreach \n in {1,...,5}
> 	\fill [red] (\n, 0) circle (2pt);
> \end{tikzpicture}
>
> then it typesets properly from TeXShop’s upper-left Typeset button but NOT when the code is typeset from the «Edit -> Experiment…»  window. It certainly would be useful (to me) if it worked properly when working with Edit -> Experiment as I use {tikzpicture} a great deal.
>
> In other words, Edit -> Experiment… requires (it seems) that the list of values’ be explicit not implied. For example,
>
> \foreach \n \in {1,2,3,4,5}
>
> is explicit whereas
>
> \foreach \n  in {1,…,5}
>
> is implicit. I don’t know whether the problem lies with the Tikz code or the coding related to the functioning of Edit -> Experiment….
>
> I have found Edit -> Experiment… to be  amazingly useful. Wonderful! Splendid!
>
>
> don green dragon
> fergdc at shaw.ca
>
>
>
>
>
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