[OS X TeX] Re: praise --- and three humble fine-tuning suggestions

Joachim Kock kock at math.unice.fr
Wed Mar 13 17:41:14 CET 2002


>  >   1: when 'opening' a .tex file, TeXShop should tex it before showing its
>  >   pdf.  This seems logical: if the user chooses to open a tex file and not
>  >   the pdf file next to it, then the intention most probably is to have it
>  >   tex'ed, not to see an outdated pdf version of the document.  (Or worse: a
>  >   blank page.)


>No, no, no: when I open a .tex file, I want to open a .tex file, period.
>I don't want TeXshop to process it. If I want to open a pdf file, I open
>a pdf file. If I want to process a tex file, I press the LaTeX button in
>TeXshop. Please, no action behind my back. Right now, I am working on a
>1000 page book. I don't want TeXshop to process it each time I open the
>main .tex file.

If you read my post again, notice that I am talking strictly about the
situation where TeXShop is configured for external editor.  This means that
the source is not going to be shown in TeXShop at all --- the source is
typically already open in your favourite editor.  What we want is really to
have it tex'ed...


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