[OS X TeX] LaTeXiT 1.3.1 and Nisus (LinkBack)

Pierre Chatelier pierre.chatelier at club-internet.fr
Sat Jul 23 17:25:43 CEST 2005


Hello,


> I've been playing with LaTeXiT 1.3.1 and Nisus Express 2.5b1 using  
> LaTeXit via Services and also via Drag and Drop to check alignment  
> or in-line maths and LinkBack behavior. If I use the Services Menu  
> Item to make an in-line equation (i.e., write the equation within  
> Nisus, select it and choose the in-line item from the Services  
> Menu) the equation does seem to come with the proper baseline  
> alignment (well, maybe it doesn't take into account the extra 0.5pt  
> I've added around the border) but I don't get any LinkBack. If I  
> Drag and Drop the baseline alignment is gone (not too surprising)  
> but the LinkBack works.
>

It seems that you reached the edge of the two technologies... When  
drag'n dropping, LinkBack works, but the baseline has no meaning,  
since a PDF is dropped, without any contextual info from the  
*destination*.
However, when you use the service, some info is sent to LaTeXiT  
(context color, font size, current baseline), so that what is pasted  
is not a mere PDF but RTF data, in which the baseline can be  
embedded. The difference is that when you use the service, since you  
are transforming text, you are assured that you can paste text in  
return. With a baseline.
And it seems that Linkback is not taken in account by the way  
application service works. Technically, I would say it is normal (but  
perhaps I am wrong).

So, bad luck, I think that you can't get no satisfaction.

But I have a proposal. I may add a new export type ! So far, there is  
PDF, EPS, TIFF, JPEG and PNG. I may add RTF, so that what is exported  
can embed a baseline. It is not so handy, but you can see it as a  
workaround.

Any thoughts ?

Regards,

Pierre

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