[OS X TeX] LaTeXiT 1.3 released

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Fri Jul 22 14:54:53 CEST 2005


On Jul 22, 2005, at 7:56 AM, Pierre Chatelier wrote:

>> The Finder has the option to replace, for each window, each  
>> document icon by the preview of the document content (using the  
>> Presentation Options wheel-like icon in the window toolbar, and  
>> you have the option to make it effective for either the current  
>> window or all windows). Given that, I think it would make more  
>> sense to use either the standard PDF icon for each saved equation,  
>> or a custom LaTeXiT icon (my preferred solution); should the user  
>> prefer a content view as icon, then she would always have the  
>> possibility of getting it using the Finder.
>>
>
> The problem is that the standard PDF icon is not very informative  
> about the content. Usually, LaTeXiT will be used for small  
> equations, so I think it is rather useful to have a thumbnail or  
> something like that. That's what I like for my personal use.

We actually use LaTeXiT to lay out the content of entire slides in  
Keynote. Therefore, there is generally quite a lot of information in  
a LaTeXiT PDF.

> Moreover, I disagree with using a special LaTeXiT icon, since the  
> files remain mere PDF, EPS TIFF PNG or JPEG. There is no need to  
> add confusion with the icon, that would pretend, if it was a  
> special one, that it is not a standard file. For instance : if I e- 
> mail a PDF file produced by LaTeXiT to somebody that do not know  
> that app, he won't uderstand what the file icon is.

Whatever you do, make it easy to find the icon. Given the way we used  
LEE (and how we now use LaTeXiT), LEE would create icons we could  
barely see on a dark background.

Thank you again for all your efforts.

-- Gary
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