[OS X TeX] LaTeXiT 1.3 released

Pierre Chatelier pierre.chatelier at club-internet.fr
Fri Jul 22 10:56:04 CEST 2005


>> David Derbes gave me another idea : use only a part of the the  
>> equation to make the icon, and add <...> dots to indicate that  
>> this icon is "truncated".
> Hm, nice for equations (if the result is something like "a=..."),  
> not so nice for any other tex snippets (e.g. \LaTeX).
Yes, but I think it will never be perfect. The icon is just a  
reminder of what's inside; by default there would be the default OSX  
pdf icon, so it is better than nothing, even if it is sometimes ugly.

> Another idea would be to give the user a selection rectangle to  
> determine, which part of the image should be used for the icon. But  
> maybe that's way too much effort just for the document icon.
I think the user does not want to give bother with that. It's just  
file saving, after all.

> I could very well live with a standard icon, if it's a good one.  
> Maybe one that's derived from the standard PDF icon plus some  
> subscript "\LaTeX" to indicate that it contains Latex source code.
Yes, but there would be no clue of what's typeset inside.

But I am still not sure if it is a feature to keep. You may be right  
with the "standard icon".
By the way, another question:
   actually, I redefine the icon only for PDF and EPS, which would  
have none otherwise. But what about TIFF, JPEG and PNG ? They gain  
automatically an icon, a thumbnail of their content. But that  
thumbnail has the problem of being unreadable for big equations, and  
has the point/click problem over transparency. So, should I overwrite  
their default icons as well with my friendly one ?

Regards,

Pierre
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