[OS X TeX] TeXShop crash problem
Nitecki, Zbigniew H.
Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu
Sun Jun 21 17:17:38 EDT 2020
This is the second of two emails to this list concerning problems I ran into while working on a 50-page set of notes. I managed to work around this problem, but it was difficult. In the previous email, I gave an example of a problem with hyperlinks. My other problem (which I will describe here) is of a different nature (as far as I can tell).
I should say that the notes made extensive use of the pst-ode program, that runs simulations of solutions to a system of two ordinary differential equations and which I imagine is highly memory-intensive. This may be at the root of my problem: in any case, the compiling of a pdf from the source takes considerably more time than a paper of 50 pages normally would—time comparable to what it used to take to typeset my 500-page book. Also, during the process of compiling, the process occasionally pauses, and only contnues (but with no error messages) if I go to the console and hit return.
But my problem is that once a pdf has been generated (and I am viewing it in the TeXShop preview window) almost any search function I use causes the whole thing to crash. This (always) happens if I go to the toolbar at the top and type in a page number other than the one currently displayed and then hit return; it (always) happens if I use the command-f search function. Sometimes it occurs in an apparently spontaneous way. It wasn’t happening when I started writing up the notes, only after they reached a certain length. But since then, it was completely predictable that it would happen. I would have to force quit TeXShop. When I did so and returned to TeXShop, then so long as I didn’t typeset again, these functions seemed to work fine.
It is of course difficult to provide a mnimal example of this problem. But if there are suggestions as to where I can look for the source of the problem, I’d love to hear it.
Oh, and I am running TeXShop 4.44 (which my computer tells me is the latest version) in Mojave 10.14.6 on a 2017 MacBook Pro with 3.1 GHz intel core i7 and the memory (I’m copying the hieroglyphics from “about this Mac”) reads “16 GB 2133MHz LP DDR3”.
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