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

Jung-Tsung Shen jushen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 13:28:47 CEST 2005

Not sure if I should start a new thread or continue with my Yet
Another Wish list here.

My memory is really bad, so on Windows, I rely on the extensive
Math/Greek/Symbols/International/Typeface/Function/Delimiter/Operators
(and many more)/AMS (and more)

panel a lot to get the latex code for those things. On TeXShop, the
default selection seems to be somewhat limited, however. Yes, there
are 16 buttons/spaces left so the users can put some symbols there
(editable by editing .plist file). However, it then appears a bit
inlogical to me ... There's a math section in the panel, and for some
custom math symbols, I have to go to the custom section ... they can't
be put together in a more nicer way ...

I would appreciate if someone has a better solution to this. Hope I am
not the one who has bad memory. :D

JT

On 9/15/05, Jung-Tsung Shen <jushen at gmail.com> wrote:
> instruction and enabled the AppleScript again. Here's the result:
>
> (1) Whenever I invoked the "original" script, it gave me "AppleScript
> Error: TeXshop got an error: AppleEvent timed out".
>
> (2) The newly enabled script worked fine: when you invoke the script,
> a small windows show up to select. It works slightly different from
> WinEdt on Windows:
>
> In WinEdt: the pop-up windows shows up whenever you type '\ref' (no
> quotes) in your document. The program then is triggered by this string
> and gives you the pop-up.
>
> In TeXShop(from BibDesk), you invoke the script, window shows up, make
> selection, and '\ref{your_selection}' is pasted into your document.
>
> It works well in its own way ... it's just that I am not a big fan of
> hot keys, so to select the script from the drop-down menu to get to
> the script takes about 1.5 seconds for me ...
>
> (3) Now the strangest part. I did a diff on the two script. They are
> *almost* identical -- except the first line, one is -- Applescript
> direct' and the other one is -- Applescript' (no direct), and those
> are comments!! Can someone explain this behavior?
>
> Thanks.
>
> JT
>
> On 9/15/05, Christof Janssen <c.janssen at mpi-hd.mpg.de> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Isn't this macro already contained in the macro compilation of
> > TeXShop. I believe it resides there under the name 'Insert Reference'.
> >
> > Christof
> > Am 14. Sep 2005 um 23:16 schrieb Gary L. Gray:
> >
> > >
> > > On Sep 14, 2005, at 5:01 PM, Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >> I would like to get some input and advice from people using TeXShop
> > >> (or other frontend):
> > >>
> > >> I had been using WinEdt on WIndows more than I was on TexShop on Mac.
> > >> Recently I set up a nice CVS server, so the synchronization is no
> > >> longer a problem and I decided to use TexShop more often.
> > >>
> > >> 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?
> > >>
> > >
> > > Last summer, Will Robertson posted a nice macro for doing this. You
> > > can find it by looking in the archives on (and after) August 21,
> > > 2004. See:
> > >
> > > http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/MacOSX-TeX-Digests/
> > >
> > > and:
> > >
> > > http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/
> > >
> > > Good luck.
> > >
> > > -- Gary
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