# [OS X TeX] TeXShop Daily Experience/Usage (\ref, \cite)

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Thu Sep 15 00:13:18 CEST 2005

On Sep 14, 2005, at 14:01, Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:

> Both Frontends are excellent programs in their own ways. There is one
> feature on WinEdt, however, that I would very much like to see on
> TeXShop: on WinEdt, when you type '\ref{}', or '\cite', for example,
> then a pop-up little window shows up to let you select the item so you
> don't have to look for it.
>
> It appears that this feature is not on TeXShop. I was wondering how
> other users handle this situation?

BibDesk has an autocompletion plugin that does what you want, I
think.  It searches open .bib files for matches to \cite commands,
and searches the currently open document for possible completions to
\ref commands.  This is only available in Cocoa programs on Mac OS X
10.3 and greater.

hth,